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Holidays at Zoo Miami: Get discount for dazzling Zoo Lights event – VIDEO

Some resident “animals” at Zoo Miami get a holiday sprucing up during the attraction’s annual Zoo Lights event, which is offered on select nights from Nov. 26 through Dec. 30, 2021.

Families and children of all ages are invited to immerse themselves in the 3D experience that includes animal-shaped light displays, with more than 1 million bright and dazzling lights! 

(Video courtesy of Zoo Miami)

There will be holiday music throughout the park, at 12400 SW 152nd St., plus animal encounters, appearances by Santa Claus, and a brand-new, 26-foot-tall LED holiday tree. You can also enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and the Snowman’s Riverboat ride – though additional fees may apply.

You won’t want to miss opening night on Nov. 26! A special tree lighting ceremony will take place at 7:30 p.m. (The daily event hours are 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

(Photo courtesy of Zoo Miami)

Special deal

Buy now and save on admission and packages! Through Nov. 22, pay $18.95 for general admission (age 13 and older) and $16.95 for children (age 3-12).

After Nov. 23, admission is $20.95 for adults and $18.95 for children. There’s also a Zoo Lights Miami package that includes admission, hot chocolate, and two cookies. Click here to make your purchase.

Public parking is free. 

(Photo courtesy of Zoo Miami)

Theme nights

Aside from all of the magical light displays, there will be special themed nights, in which participants are encouraged to come dressed up. 

  • Nov. 26-27: PJ Onesie nights
  • Dec. 3-4: Ugly sweater nights
  • Dec. 10-11: Galactic nights
  • Dec. 17-18: Santa, Mrs. Claus and elf lookalike nights
  • Dec. 19 & 22: Superhero nights
  • Dec. 23 & 26: PJ Onesie nights
  • Dec. 27 & 30: Ugly sweater nights

Safety protocols

The facility says COVID-19 protocols will be in place, and guests 2 and older will be required to wear masks in all indoor facilities, even if vaccinated. For more information, visit Miamidade.gov/newnormal.

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Entertainment calendar

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami
When
Weekly on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday @ 6:30 pm-10:00 pm (November 26, 2021 - December 30, 2021)
Cost
Discounted
What
Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami
Where
Zoo Miami
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Noelani Soto is a lifestyle and travel writer based in Miami who enjoys the hunt of finding a good deal. She also has her own travel blog, “The Traveling Chismosa.” Noelani regularly contributes to other publications such as Culture Crusaders and Swanky Retreats. Contact her at news@miamionthecheap.com.

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