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Holiday sing-along with Gayla Peevey at the OKC Zoo

Holiday sing-along with Gayla Peevey at the OKC Zoo


November 09, 2023 to November 09, 2023
11:00 AM until 01:00 PM


Features a special holiday sing-along with Gayla Peevey singer of I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas! This year marks the 70th anniversary of this popular holiday hit being recorded. Take part in a special sing-along and meet and greet with Gayla on Thursday, November 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Zoo’s new Love’s Pachyderm.

Born in Oklahoma City, Gayla is renowned for recording this classic holiday song. In addition to leading the sing-along, she will also share some of her childhood memories of Oklahoma City and talk about the song’s connection to the Zoo and its first Nile hippopotamus, Mathilda. Oklahoma children raised money to buy a hippopotamus for Gayla, who presented this particularly popular pachyderm to the Oklahoma City Zoo on Christmas Eve 1953.

Guests can enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while supplies last. Event activities are free with general Zoo admission.


2000 Remington Place,
Oklahoma City, 73111, OK , US
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Free with admission


All ages welcome

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