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Zoo Lights features one million bright animal shaped lights and dazzling tree lights and a new 26-foot-tall LED holiday tree

Miami, FL (November 4, 2020) – Zoo Lights Miami, Zoo Miami’s winter holiday celebration, returns this year with one million bright, animal shaped lights, dazzling tree lights and a new 26’ tall holiday LED tree. Zoo Lights will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on select nights from November 27 through December 27.

Beginning on November 27, Zoo Lights guests can enjoy a special appearance with Santa Claus and a new 26’ LED holiday tree in the FPL SolarNow Plaza.  Visitors will be delighted by animal encounters, Snowman’s River boat rides*, hot chocolate and cookies*, letters to Santa, and holiday shopping at the Zoo gift shop*.  There will also be complimentary entertainment, including themed evenings, a virtual tree lighting ceremony on November 27 at 6:30 p.m., music, arts and crafts, and more. See the schedule of nightly themes below:



November 27 & 28

PJ & Onesie Nights

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

December 4 & 5

Ugly Sweater Nights 

Guests are encouraged to dress in ugly sweaters.

December 11 & 12

Galactic Nights

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

December 18 & 19

Santa & Elf Look-A-Like nights

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

December 20 & 23

Superhero Nights

Guests are encouraged to dress as a their favorite Superhero.

Early bird ONLINE admission to Zoo Lights is $17.95 per adult and $15.95 per child until November 23rd at

  Regular Zoo Lights Miami admission is $19.95 per adult and $17.95 per child from Nov. 24th until Dec. 27.  Zoo members save $3 per ticket.  The early bird Zoo Lights Miami Package includes Zoo Lights admission, hot chocolate and cookies for $20.95 per adult and $18.95 per child until Nov. 23rd.   Package prices increase to $22.95 per adult and $20.95 per child from Nov. 24 to Dec. 27th.  Guests must acquire their tickets and packages ONLINE at early as nights have limited capacity.  The zoo will close at 4 p.m. on Zoo Lights nights.  For more information on Zoo Lights, admission, packages, and updates to zoo operations due to the pandemic, please 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. Open daily, Zoo Miami is located at 12400 SW 152 street; Miami, FL 33177. General zoo admission is: $22.95/adult, plus tax and $18.95/child (3-12) plus tax.  Children under two, zoo members, and parking are free. Zoo Miami’s daily hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; last ticket sold at 4 p.m.  On Zoo Lights nights, Zoo Miami will close at 4 p.m.  For tickets, reservations, and updates regarding the impacts of the pandemic, please visit or call (305) 251-0400. 

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