Some resident “animals” at Zoo Miami get a holiday sprucing up during the Zoo Lights annual event, which will happen every Friday and Saturday Nov. 23-Dec. 29.
From 7-10 p.m, visitors pay $15.95 (plus tax) to enter. Hot chocolate, cookies, carousel rides and photos with Santas are extra. The 3D experience includes animal-shaped light displays, thousands of tree lights and holiday music, animal encounters, Snowman’s Riverboat rides and interactive music by Steve Gryb.
Here’s the schedule of events:
Nov. 23-24: PJ & Snuggie Nights. Guests are encouraged to dress in holiday pajamas/snuggies/onesies. The tree lighting ceremony is at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 with Ron Magill. Both nights, you can experience performances by Hip Hop Kidz strolling carolers, holiday movies, a light show, holiday karaoke and the Snowman’s Boat Ride.
Nov. 30 & Dec. 1: Galactic Nights. Guests are encouraged to dress like their favorite Star Wars, Star Trek, or Guardians of the Galaxy characters. Plus, a light show, holiday karaoke and the Snowman’s Boat Ride. Performance by Miami Art Studio on Nov. 30 and Florida Youth Orchestra Flute Choir on Dec. 1.
Dec. 7-8: Ugly Sweater Nights with Contest. Guests are encouraged to dress in ugly sweaters for a chance to win “ugliest sweater” prizes. Performances by Greater Miami Youth Symphony, Art in Motion Dance Academy, Be Dance Studio, and HEARTbeats A Capella on Dec. 7 and Greater Miami Youth Symphony on Dec. 8, holiday movies, a light show, holiday karaoke and the Snowman’s Boat Ride.
Dec. 14-15: Superhero Nights. Guest are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero. Holiday movies, a light show, holiday karaoke and the Snowman’s Boat Ride. Performance by MC Dance Miami on Dec. 14 and performance by Friends of South Florida Music on Dec. 15.
Dec. 21-22: Santa & Elf Look-A-Like nights with Contest. Guests are encouraged to dress as Santa, Mrs. Claus or his elves for a chance to win prizes. Holiday movies, a light show, holiday karaoke and the Snowman’s Boat Ride. Performances by Braddock Gems.
Dec. 28-29: Holiday Bling Out Nights.”Bling out” or “light up” your strollers or even yourselves with string lights, glow in the dark items, or other festive décor. Close out the year in style. Performances by Hypnotic Dance on Dec. 28 and Florida Youth Orchestra Aurora String Ensemble on Dec. 29.
Zoo Miami is at 12400 SW 152 St., Miami, FL 33177. Call 305-251-0400 for more info.