Morning of winter fun to arrive in toasty Phoenix

July 12, 2013 by  

Phoenix residents are invited to catch a break from this summer’s heat and enjoy a unique winter wonderland at their local zoo. This weekend, the annual ‘Winter in July’ celebration will be returning for the entertainment of children and adults alike. Banner printing is quite likely on the rise as event planners and other staff members prepare to host this occasion on the zoo grounds.

As many as 60 tons of snow will be hauled in for the event, which aims to cool off the zoo’s animals as well as its human guests. Orangutans, cheetahs, elephants, and many other creatures will romp in the white fluff and receive their own frozen fruit and vegetable treats from Fry’s Food Stores.

Attendees will be free to roll about in the snow in several designated areas. In addition, they will have a chance to demonstrate their snowball-throwing skills as they attempt to hit twirling and spinning targets.

The event will also offer a number of activities that are geared specifically toward children. Kids will no doubt have a blast playing in the water at the zoo’s Yukalla Caverns and Leapin’ Lagoon. Representatives from Radio Disney will be on hand to provide them with musical entertainment and reward them with prizes.

The festivities will take place on Saturday, July 20 from 7:00 am until 11:00 am. Admission will cost $20 for adults and $10 for children between the ages of three and 12. Those who would like to pre-order their tickets may call (602) 914-4301.