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Zoo Lights 2017

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CINDY CASTELBLANCO

Email: ccastelblanco@zoomiami.org

Direct: 305-328-8811

Cell: 305-793-9813

 

START A NEW FAMILY TRADITION WITH 13 NIGHTS OF ZOO LIGHTS AT ZOO MIAMI
Join us on select nights in December for a holiday event featuring more than half a million lights

Miami, FL (November 8, 2017) – Zoo Lights, Zoo Miami’s winter holiday celebration event, is brighter than ever, with dazzling animal shaped and tree light displays. Zoo Lights will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday in December, plus the week of December 26 – 30.

Guests can enjoy tons of complimentary entertainment, including themed nights with contests, holiday movies, light shows, music and dance performances, animal encounters, and Snowman’s River boat rides.  Hot chocolate and cookies*, photos with Santa and our Zoo Squad*, and holiday shopping at the Zoo gift shop*will also be available.  A tree lighting ceremony on December 1st with Ron Magill kicks off the festivities.  See the schedule of events and entertainment below:

Date

Theme

Activity

December 1 & 2

PJ & Snuggie Nights with Contest

Guests are encouraged to dress in holiday pajamas/snuggies for a chance to win prizes.

  • Tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 1 with Ron Magill at 7:30 pm
  • Performance by Crescendo Music School
  • Strolling Yuletide Carolers
  • Holiday Movies
  • Light Show
  • Holiday Karaoke
  • Photos with Santa
  • Snowman’s Boat Ride

December 8 & 9

Ugly Sweater Nights with Contest 

Guests are encouraged to dress in ugly sweaters for a chance to win prizes.

  • Dance performance by Alouettes Dance Academy
  • Holiday Movies
  • Light Show
  • Holiday Karaoke
  • Photos with Santa
  • Snowman’s Boat Ride

December 15 & 16

Galactic Nights with Contest

Guests are encouraged to dress like their favorite Star Wars, Star Trek, or Guardians of the galaxy characters for a chance to win prizes.

 

  • Appearance by The 501st Legion, a fan-based organization dedicated to wearing accurate replicas of Imperial Stormtrooper armor, Sith LordsClone Troopers, and other villains from the Star Wars universe.
  • Performance by the Suzuki Association of South Florida (12/15 only)
  • Performance by South Florida Music (12/16 only)
  • Holiday Movies
  • Light Show
  • Holiday Karaoke
  • Photos with Santa
  • Snowman’s Boat Ride

December 22 & 23

Santa & Elf Look-a-Like Nights with Contest

Guests are encouraged to dress as Santa or his elves for a chance to win prizes.

  • Performance by Performing Arts Center (12/22 only)
  • Performance by South Florida Music (12/23 only)
  • Holiday Movies
  • Light Show
  • Holiday Karaoke
  • Photos with Santa
  • Snowman’s Boat Ride

December 26 – 30

Frozen & Winter Wonderland Nights with Contest  Guests are encourage to dress as a Frozen movie character or in winter wonderland attire for a chance to win prizes.

  • Interactive musical performances by Steve Gryb
  • Holiday Movies
  • Light Show
  • Holiday Karaoke
  • Photos with Zoo Squad
  • Snowman’s Boat Ride

 

Admission to Zoo Lights is $9.95 per person plus tax.  The Zoo Miami Member rate is $7.95 plus tax.  Guests can also purchase special packages to save money. The General Zoo Lights Package is $12.95 plus tax and includes Zoo Lights admission, hot chocolate and two cookies. The Zoo Lights Picture Package is $27.95 plus tax and includes Zoo Lights admission, hot chocolate, two cookies and three 5x7 photos with Santa or the Zoo Squad (on days available). Corporate Holiday party packages are also available by calling Group Sales at 305-251-0400. For more information on Zoo Lights, admission packages and corporate packages, visit zoomiami.org.

*available for purchase

About Zoo Miami
As one of the world’s greatest zoos, Zoo Miami is home to more than 3,000 animals from all over the world.  Visitors can now enjoy the NEW Florida: Mission Everglades expansion with alligators, bobcats, a bald eagle, a Florida panther and more impressive Florida natives.  Guests can slide along otters, come face to face with bears, crawl through a tunnel in the crocodile exhibit, float along the Lostman’s River “airboat” ride, play in the Cypress Landing Playground and more!

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