FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Join Santa Claus at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo for this year’s holiday market.

Families are invited Sunday to say hello to animals on the farm, decorate cookies, hear a Christmas tale during story time, and have a picture taken with Santa himself.

The market continues December 11 and 12, and daily December 16 through December 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Story time will take place during time slots of 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

The book, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at the Zoo” was written by zoo employee Lauren Hughes.

The Indiana Family Farm will be open during the market from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The gift shop will be open for families to buy merchandise, renew memberships or purchase a ‘zoo fun pack’ exclusively available during the holiday market, according to the zoo’s Facebook page.

The market is a free event. No paid admission is required.