by Max Brantley
Santa will be at the Little Rock Zoo Saturday, but to heck with that.
Remember the old jingle about Oscar Mayer Wieners -- "I wish I was an Oscar Mayer wiener, etc.?"
The only thing I like better than the weiner are the Oscar Meyer Wienermobiles. Both mini- and maxi-versions, will be at the Zoo for festivities tomorrow (Saturday).
(Confession: For my periodic chili dog feasts, I've switched to Bryan Juicy Jumbos, lest you think I'm shilling for a certain brand of tubesteak here.)
Weiner Mobile for Every Appetite Available at Christmas in the Wild
WHO: Little Rock Zoo and Oscar Mayer Weiner Mobile (both large and small models)
WHAT: Christmas in the Wild 2008
WHEN: 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m., Saturday, December 13, 2008
WHERE: Café Africa inside the Little Rock Zoo, #1 Jonesboro Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205
BACKGROUND: Two of childhood’s biggest icons will be at Christmas in the Wild this Saturday. In addition to Santa Claus, the Oscar Mayer Weiner Mobiles will cruise through for tours, photos and good times.
The Little Rock Zoo is providing lengthy visits with Kris Kringle during its Christmas in the Wild holiday event from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. at Café Africa inside the Little Rock Zoo on Saturday, December 13. Kids and their families and friends can enjoy time with Santa, indulge in milk and cookies, work on gifts for each other during arts and crafts, and tour the Zoo while Santa delivers presents to the animals.
Tickets to Christmas in the Wild are $8 for Zoo members, $12 for nonmembers and include admission to the Zoo. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting Zetta Friday, special events coordinator, at 501-661-7203.