Miracle of Christmas – Live at the Zoo

You are invited 

                                                                                          to the 16th anniversary of Miracle of Christmas, a live nativity pageant at the Metro Richmond Zoo. Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, through a live re-enactment of the Christmas story featuring animals from the zoo.  The twenty minute pageant will be presented 3 times each evening.  Live musical performances before and after each pageant will be provided by local churches and performing arts groups.

Miracle of Christmas is December 21, 22, and 23.

There are three shows each evening at 7:00, 7:45, and 8:30. The Zoo gates open at 6:15 p.m. for the first show. 

The twenty minute pageant takes place outdoors just inside the Zoo’s entrance. Please dress accordingly.

Admission and parking are FREE.

Overflow parking is at Grange Hall Elementary School with a free shuttle service to the Zoo.

Doughnuts and hot chocolate are on sale. The proceeds will benefit local charities.

See the Zoo’s entrance decorated with thousands of Christmas lights.

We are hosting a canned food drive for Chesterfield Food Bank to support local families in need. If you’d like to participate, please drop off your non-perishable food in boxes at the Zoo entrance during the three nights of Miracle of Christmas.  

Zoo Early Closure Notice  The Zoo closes at 4 p.m. on December 21, 22, and 23 for Miracle of Christmas

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son…” 

Each Christmas season we offer this pageant as a gift to the community to celebrate Christ’s birth.  2018 marks the 16th year of the Miracle of Christmas – Live at the Zoo.  It has become a Christmas tradition for thousands of families.  We invite you and your family to join us this year.


                                                     Meet and Greet

                                                                                     with the cast and animals after the show!

Musical Performers Schedule

  Dec 21st Dec 22nd Dec 23rd
Interlude Singers YMS Girls’ Choir Suzanne Lawson The Lawson Sisters
6:30 pm Branches Baptist Festival Bell Ringers with Second Branch Baptist Belles of the Branch New Life for Youth Choir Gum Springs United Methodist Church Bell Choir
7:30 pm Young Midlothian Singers Chesterfield Baptist Church Choir Virginia Richmond Mission Choir, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
8:15 pm Community Voices Richmond Mormon Chorale Lucy Hansen

If you would like to participate as a future performing artist, please send all inquiries to miracleofchristmas@metrorichmondzoo.com

The Miracle of Christmas – Live at the Zoo is sponsored

by the Metro Richmond Zoo and

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Additional Sponsors 

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