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Zoo Lights Miami - Select Nights

Date & Time
November 25, 2022 @ 6:30 PM - December 30, 2022 @ 10:00 PM

Contact Information

Select Nights November 25 - December 30, 2022
6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Dates: Nov. 25 & 26; Dec. 2 & 3; Dec. 9 & 10; Dec. 16, 17 & 18; Dec. 22 & 23; Dec. 28, 29 & 30.

Limited capacity per night. 

Join Us To Enjoy:
  • More than one million bright and dazzling tree lights!
  • A brand new 26 foot tall LED holiday tree
  • Animal Appearances
  • Arts & crafts** (limited space available)
  • Appearances by Santa until December 23
    • Last appearance at 9:30 p.m.
  • Letters to Santa**
  • A Digital Hunt
  • Snowman's River Boat Rides* ($5 per person)
    • Last ride at 9:30 p.m.
  • Hot chocolate and cookies*
  • Holiday Shopping at the Zoo Gift Shop*
  • The Conservation Action Center will be closed during Zoo Lights. 

*Additional fees apply
**Limited capacity

Zoo Lights Miami Regular Admission:

Regular Price: $20.95 per adult plus tax  (Members save $2)

Regular Price: $18.95 per child age 3 - 12 plus tax  (Members save $2)

Zoo Lights Miami Package:

Regular Price: $25.50 per adult plus tax  (Members save $2)

Regular Price: $23.50 per child age 3 - 12 plus tax  (Members save $2)

Package Includes:
  • Admission
  • Hot chocolate
  • Two cookies
Special Themed Nights:

Join in the holiday spirit! Guests are encouraged to participate and dress up on any one of the following themed nights. 

Date Theme Performance/ Activity
November 25 & 26

PJ & Onesie Nights

Dress comfy and come in your holiday pajamas/snuggies/onesies.

Don't miss our tree lighting ceremony on November 25 at 7:00 p.m.!                                        


December 2 & 3

Ugly Sweater Nights

Show off your ugly holiday sweaters.

December 9 & 10

Favorite Holiday Character Nights

Dress like your favorite Holiday character: Santa, Grinch, Frosty the snowman, reindeer, abominable snowman etc…

December 16 & 17

Galactic Nights

Dress like your favorite Star Wars, Star Trek, or Guardians of the Galaxy characters.

December 18

Santa & Elf Look-A-Like Night

Dress up as Santa, Mrs. Claus, or their helpful elves.

December 22 & 23

Superhero Nights

Always wanted to dress up like a superhero? Well, this is your chance!

December 28, 29 & 30

PJ & Onesie Nights

Dress comfy and come in your holiday pajamas/snuggies/onesies.

Plaza Sponsor:

FPL Solar Now Logo

Wildlife Sponsor:

Baptist Health SF Logo



Where can I purchase my Zoo Lights tickets? 

Tickets can be purchased at Tickets are only available online and Zoo Lights is expected to sell out this year, so make sure to purchase your tickets in advance!

As a Zoo Miami member, do I receive any discounts?

Yes! As a member you should have received a promo code in the email you provided us. This code allows you to save on early bird or regular pricing. If you need the promo code, please contact our Membership Department at

Can I rent a stroller or wheelchair?

Yes, strollers and wheelchairs will be available to rent onsite at the Rentals Building located near the main entrance inside the zoo, while supplies last. Motorized wheelchairs will not be available to rent during Zoo Lights as they will be charging after being used by guests during the day. 

  • Single Stroller: $5.50 (includes tax)
  • Double Stroller: $6.50 (includes tax)
  • Wheelchair: $5.50 (includes tax)

The prices above are already discounted and no additional discounts can be applied.

Can I rent a Safari Cycle for Zoo Lights?

No, unfortunately due to the limited footprint, the pathways are not wide enough for guests and Safari Cycles. 

Does my zoo admission apply to Zoo Lights?

No. Daytime admission (including membership) does not include Zoo Lights. Zoo Lights is a separate ticketed price.

Can I change the date of my Zoo Lights Tickets?

As long as you email within 48 hours of your Zoo Lights event date. 

What time does the zoo close during Zoo Lights nights?

The zoo will close at 4 p.m. during select nights in order to prepare to reopen at 6:30 p.m. for Zoo Lights.

Is the boat ride free?

Boat rides will be $5 per person for a seven-minute ride. 

Where can I redeem my hot chocolate and cookie package?

Once your ticket is scanned at the front entrance, our Guest Service Representatives will provide you a ticket to exchange at one of our food locations.

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