Zoo Lights | Festive Holiday Family Fun | Nov 18-Jan 1
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Zoo lights

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Festive Family Fun 2022 - 23

November 18-20 & 25-27*
December 2-4, 9-11, 16-23*, 26-30 & January 1

Tickets on sale now!


Zoo Lights presented by Florida Power & Light Company, FPL SolarNow has become a Florida holiday tradition for families and friends. While the animals slumber, Palm Beach Zoo is illuminated for the holidays with over one million eco-friendly lights. Select evenings from 6 –  9 pm the Zoo will be aglow with unique themed displays throughout the entire 23 acres. The festive holiday fun also features photos with Santa (until Dec. 23rd), a DJ holiday dance party, seasonal treats and more!

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Dates and Pricing

November 18-20 & 25-27*
December 2-4, 9-11, 16-23*, 26-30
January 1
*Premium Nights
 Tickets are available online only. Tickets are not available at the gate.

Regular Pricing Premium Pricing
  • November 18-20
  • December 2-4, 9-11, 26-30
  • January 1


  • November 25-27
  • December 16-23


 Regular Tickets (Non-Member)

  • Adult $20.00
  • Child (3-12) $15.00
  • Toddlers (0-2) Free

Premium Tickets (Non-Member)

  • Adult $22.00
  • Child (3-12) $18.00
  • Toddlers (0-2) Free

Regular Member Tickets

  • Member Adult $15.00
  • Member Child (3-12) $10.00
  • Member Toddler (0-2) Free

Premium Member Tickets

  • Member Adult $17.00
  • Member Child (3-12) $13.00
  • Member Toddler (0-2) Free

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Due to the popularity of Zoo Lights, nightly attendance is being limited and timed tickets are required for this event. All tickets must be purchased online, in advance to secure your spot. 
 No refunds or rainchecks given for inclement weather. No refunds for no-shows.

Photos with Santa

During Zoo Lights until Dec. 23 (when Santa has to return to the North Pole), TSS Photography will be providing professional quality photography for your families meeting with the big man. 

Various packages are available

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Parking Instructions

  • The main parking lot of the Zoo may fill up quickly. Additional Parking is located just across Summit Blvd. to the south in Dreher Park South lots A, B, C, and soccer field.
  • Renaissance Charter School, located on the west side of the underpass will be open for off-site parking each night.
  • Molly's Trolleys will bring guests to the front gate of the Zoo for drop off and pick up on Premium Nights (Nov. 25 - 27 & Dec. 16 - 23).

Drop Off

Once our main parking lot (on the Zoo side of Summit) is full, a drop-off lane will be available near the main gate.



Is Zoo Lights included with regular admission?

  • No, Zoo Lights is a special event and requires an additional ticket. 
  • Zoo Members will get special discounted pricing. You must be a member to purchase a member ticket.  We will be checking the list each day to confirm membership.  If we find you are not a member and purchased a member ticket your ticket will be voided, your money will be refunded and you will be asked to purchase a ticket at the correct price. Members are required to present their membership card when presenting their tickets.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You can show either a printed ticket or an electronic ticket on your smart phone.

What areas of the Zoo are open during Zoo Lights?

Zoo Lights takes place throughout the entire 23-acres of the Zoo. 

What animals will I see during Zoo Lights?

Most of the Zoo's residents are more active during the day. You may catch a glimpse of a few animals along the pathways, however the main focus of Zoo Lights are the more than one-million LED lights, music, and holiday treats. 

Will the Fountain splash pad be running during Zoo Lights?

The splash pad will be off during Zoo Lights. A DJ will be entertaining families in the Fountain Plaza playing family friendly hits every evening. The s'mores station and libation stations will also add to the festive atmosphere of the Plaza.

Will the Wildlife Carousel be operating during Zoo Lights?

Yes the Carousel will be running each evening. 

Is food and beverage available at Zoo Lights?

  • There are several unique food options available during Zoo Lights. Latitude 26 Cafe is open serving a menu of meal options, drinks including beer and wine. The concession stand is also open during the event. 
  • This year you can also order online and pick up your food without the wait. Look for the QR codes in the Zoo or click here to order. 
  • The Fountain Plaza is North Pole Circle and includes a s'more station, funnel cakes, a bar, beer and wine. 

What is prohibited during Zoo Lights?

No outside food or beverage.  No pets.  No weapons.

What is the refund policy?

This is a rain or shine event. No refunds will be given. No refunds for no-shows.

Will Santa be available for photos?

Yes, until Dec. 23rd, Santa will be available for photos. After that he heads north to get ready for Christmas.