OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is hosting a holiday hippo jubilee to celebrate 70 years of the iconic “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” song, and you’re invited!

“We are very excited to be welcoming back Okie native Gayla Peevy, the singer of the beloved holiday song ‘I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas,’ to the OKC Zoo to celebrate 70 amazing years of her song and an amazing connection between the Zoo and Gayla,” said the OKC Zoo.

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There will be a special sing-a-long and meet-and-greet with Gayla!

There will also be hot chocolate and cookies while supplies last.

Event activities are free with general Zoo admission.

The event will be held November 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside Love’s Pachyderm at the zoo.