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Celebrating the Holidays at Rancho Las Lomas

We visited as a guest of the venue

This past weekend, my family and I attended the event “Christmas with the Critters” at Rancho Las Lomas. The grounds of Rancho Las Lomas are just gorgeous. My husband and I came here many years ago for a wedding, but this was our first time checking out the zoo with the kids.

We saw all kinds of exotic animals such as zebras, peafowls, reptiles, African Servals, Macaws, and our favorite, a White Bengal Tiger named Lilly.

We were lucky to have walked by during feeding time and got to observe the Zookeeper feed Lilly a snack and learn some interesting facts about her too.

All the cages at the zoo were decorated for Christmas and Lilly was a typical playful “kitty” batting and chewing at the colorful streamers that adorned her enclosure, so cute!

In addition to enjoying the wildlife, there were lots of other festive things to enjoy. We took pics with Santa, decorated Christmas Cookies, strolled through the many vendor booths that sold unique gift items. There was a bounce house, a craft table, and a yummy lunch buffet.

I noticed signs saying that they also have wine tasting events here, which would be such a beautiful location for a date night or even a girls night out. We all enjoyed celebrating Christmas with the critters today!

Rancho las Lomas has many events like this happening throughout the year. Learn more about their upcoming events on their website. Happy Holidays!

Brooke is a married, stay-at-home-mom to two young daughters. Born and raised in California, currently living in Mission Viejo. Enjoys interior decorating, craft projects, and exploring all the fun places and activities in OC with her family.
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