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Zoo Lights Miami - Select Nights

Date & Time
November 27, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - December 27, 2020 @ 10:00 PM

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Select Nights November 27 - December 27, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

(Tickets sold online only)

By visiting this public space you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Dates: Nov. 27 & 28; Dec. 4 & 5; Dec. 11 & 12; Dec. 18, 19 & 20; Dec. 23, 26 & 27.

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**
  • Snowman's River Boat Rides* ($3 per person)
    • Last ride at 9:30 p.m.
  • Hot chocolate and cookies*
  • Holiday Shopping at the Zoo Gift Shop*

*Additional fees apply
**Limited capacity

Zoo Lights Miami Admission

Regular price starts Nov. 24 - Dec. 27: $19.95 per adult and $17.95 per child age 3 - 12 plus tax  (Members save $3)

Zoo Lights Miami Package
  • Admission
  • Hot chocolate
  • Two cookies

Regular price starts Nov. 24 - Dec. 27: $22.95 per adult and $20.95 per child age 3 - 12 plus tax  (Members save $3)

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 27 & 28

PJ & Onesie Nights

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

Don't miss our virtual tree lighting ceremony on November 27 at 6:30 p.m.!

You can view it on this page or on our Instagram and YouTube channels. 

December 4  & 5

Ugly Sweater Nights

Show off your ugly holiday sweaters.

December 11 & 12

Galactic Nights

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

December 18, 19 & 20

Santa & Elf Look-A-Like Nights

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

December 23, 26 & 27

Superhero Nights

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

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Will I need to wear a mask?

Yes. A CDC recommended face covering over the nose and mouth are required at all times over for guests 2 and older.

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 $3 on early bird or regular pricing. If you need the promo code, please contact our Membership Department at

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.

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 $3 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 the following locations:

  • Ellie's Cafe
  • Cocoa Corner
  • Oasis Grill
  • Nourish 305



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