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December 11, 2013

Wild Christmas

Park prepares for the holidays

VALDOSTA — Wild Adventures kicks off Wild Adventures Christmas, the area’s most unique holiday celebration, Saturday, Dec. 14, with the lighting of the park’s 30-foot Christmas tree at dusk.

Wild Adventures Christmas, select days are noon-7 p.m. Dec. 14 through Jan. 5. During the holiday event, Wild Adventures partners with Toys for Tots on a toy drive at the park to provide gifts for boys and girls in need.

Activities during Wild Adventures Christmas include a chance to meet Safari Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Holly Jolly Safari Party where guests can show off their best dance moves and the Candy Cane Express train ride which features a reading of “The Gift,” the story of Christmas.

Children can hear the adventures of Tinker the Talking Christmas Tree and make their holiday souvenir at the Elf’s Workshop Craft Station.

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“Christmas is always a magical time at the park and the holiday season provides us the opportunity to reach out to those in need in our community,” said Wild Adventures General Manager Molly Deese. “It’s the season of giving and we encourage our guests to bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots.”

During the holiday event, Wild Adventures partners with the Toys for Tots Marine Reserve Program to collect toys for those in need. Guests can help spread holiday cheer to a boy or girl by donating a new, unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more. Guests receive one free general admission when they purchase a full-price general admission and donate a new toy. The offer is available at the park every operating day, Dec. 14 through Jan. 5. Admission must be used on the same day of purchase and is not valid for the second day free.

More information: Visit, or call (229) 219-7080.

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