Jungle bells, jungle bells, jungle all the way ... to see Santa at the El Paso Zoo!

St. Nick is taking a couple of days off from his toy shop in the North Pole to help turn the zoo from wildest place in town into the merriest the weekend of December 8, and he's bringing fluffy snow, carolers, and special treats for the zoo animals.

Not only can your kids frolic in the "snow," they'll also be given the opportunity to write down their holiday wish list, which the zoo promises to mail directly to the North Pole (wink, wink).

There will be a lot more Christmassy stuff going on, and I'll have more details as Santa's weekend gets closer, but for now save the dates; Saturday, December 8, and Sunday, December 9, 2018.

Santa at the Zoo is free with zoo admission. All activities will take place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. both days.