Celebrate the spirit of the season with your family and friends during the 14th Annual Miracle of Christmas, live at the Metro Richmond Zoo....

Celebrate the spirit of the season with your family and friends during the 14th Annual Miracle of Christmas, live at the Metro Richmond Zoo. Attend the reenactment of the Christmas story presented with live animals and set against a period-appropriate backdrop with cast members recreating events that took place more than 2,000 years ago.

The average annual attendance exceeds 10,000 from the Greater Richmond area.

Dates for the event are Dec. 21, 22, and 23. There will be three shows each evening: 7 p.m., 7:45 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. Gates open at 6:15. The 20-minute pageant is preceded by musical performances by local community, school, and church instrumental and vocal groups. Animals from the zoo—including camels, donkeys, sheep, and goats—are featured in the program and contribute to the unique and authentic experience.

The Metro Richmond Zoo is located at 8300 Beaver Bridge Rd., behind Grange Hall Elementary School off Hull Street Road.

Admission and parking are free. Overflow parking will be available at Grange Hall Elementary School with free shuttle service to the zoo. Refreshments will be sold at a nominal fee to benefit local charities.

For more information, call the Metro Richmond Zoo at (804) 739-5666 or visit the website at www.metrorichmondzoo.com (click on the “Miracle of Christmas” tab).