The magic of the holiday season arrives at Zoo Miami with the return of the annual Zoo Lights displays. Friday, Dec. 18, to Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 (closed Dec. 24 and 25), 7-10PM, the Zoo will remain open after dark, lit up by half a million lights in the shapes of animals from all over the world. Lions, elephants, giraffes, penguins and many of their friends are represented in colorful holiday lights. Palm trees and a Christmas tree sparkle in the dark.
Admission is $6.95 plus tax and includes free 3D glasses and yuletide carolers entertaining visitors with cheerful holiday songs. In addition, hot cocoa and cookies will be available for purchase, as will rides on the Zoo Carousel. Plus, you can take a memorable photo with Santa Claus for just $5. The Zoo Miami gift shop will also be open for holiday purchases.
Two Zoo Lights packages are available with a 20% savings. The Regular Zoo Lights Package includes admission, hot cocoa, cookies and a Carousel ride for $11.75 plus tax. The Santa Package, available only online for purchase, has all that plus a photo with old Saint Nick, and it's $15.75 plus tax. After your evening of merriment, return to the comfort of your stylish, beachfront accommodations at Courtyard Cadillac Miami Beach Oceanfront. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Zoo Miami website.