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Experience Zoo Lights Miami from November 23 - December 29 on Friday & Saturday Nights


Miami, FL (November 8, 2018) – Zoo Lights Miami, Zoo Miami’s winter holiday celebration event, returns this year to celebrate its 10th anniversary with now one million bright, animal shaped lights and dazzling tree lights. Zoo Lights will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from November 23 through December 29.

Beginning on November 23 and for every night of Zoo Lights, guests can enjoy animal encounters, free Snowman’s River boat rides, interactive musical performances by Steve Gryb, hot chocolate and cookies*, photos with Santa*, and holiday shopping at the Zoo gift shop*. We will also have tons of complimentary entertainment, including themed evenings with contests to win prizes, a tree lighting ceremony on November 23rd, holiday movies, holiday karaoke, storytelling, light shows, music and dance performances, arts and crafts, and more. See the schedule of events and entertainment below:




November 23 & 24

PJ & Onesie Nights

Guests are encouraged to dress in holiday pajamas/snuggies/onesies.

  • Tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 23 at 7:30 pm
  • Performances by Hip Hop Kidz

November 30 & December 1

Galactic Nights

Guests are encouraged to dress like their favorite Star Wars, Star Trek, or Guardians of the Galaxy characters.

  • Performances by Miami Art Studio on 11/30 and the Florida Youth Orchestra Flute Choir on 12/1

December 7 & 8

Ugly Sweater Nights 

Guests are encouraged to dress in ugly sweaters.


  • Performances by Greater Miami Youth Symphony, Art in Motion Dance Academy, Be Dance Studio, and HEARTbeats A Capella on 12/7 and Greater Miami Youth Symphony on the 12/8

December 14 & 15

Superhero Nights

Guests are encourage to dress as a their favorite Superhero.

  • Performances by MC Dance Miami  on 12/14 and South Florida Music  on 12/15.

December 21 – 22

Santa & Elf Look-A-Like nights

Guests are encouraged to dress as Santa, Mrs. Claus or his elves.

  • Performances by Braddock Gems

December 28 & 29

Holiday Bling Out Nights

Guests are encourage to “bling out” or “light up” their strollers or themselves with string lights, glow in the dark items and other festive décor.

  • Performances by Hypnotic Dance on 12/28 and Florida Youth Orchestra Aurora String Ensemble on 12/29

Admission to Zoo Lights is on sale now for $15.95 per person plus tax. Pre-sale tickets are available for only $10 and packages also have discounted prices until November 12th.  Guests are encouraged to acquire their tickets and packages at early as some nights sell out.  The General Zoo Lights Package is $17.95 plus tax and includes Zoo Lights admission, Snowman’s River boat rides, hot chocolate and cookies. The Zoo Lights Photo Package is $37.95 plus tax and includes Zoo Lights admission, Snowman’s River boat rides, hot chocolate, cookies and three 5x7 print and digital photos with Santa and an ornament.  For more information on Zoo Lights, admission and packages, visit

*available for purchase

About Zoo Miami

As one of the world’s greatest zoos and a part of Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, Zoo Miami is home to more than 3,000 animals from all over the world.  Among many sights, visitors can enjoy the Florida: Mission Everglades expansion with alligators, bobcats, bald eagles, 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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