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Zoo lights

Presented By


Florida Power & Light Company

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Festive Family Fun

Purchase Tickets

Call (561) 547-9453 for more information
Date & Time:
6 – 10 PM each night
Thursday – Sunday | Dec. 5 - 29


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Zoo Lights presented by Florida Power & Light Company is sure to become a Florida holiday tradition for families and friends. For the first time, the Palm Beach Zoo will be illuminated for the holidays with over one million eco-friendly lights. Each evening from 6 – 10pm the Zoo will be aglow with unique themed displays from the entrance through the Florida Wetlands and Tropics of the Americas. The festive holiday fun features photos with Santa, special animal encounters and Mrs. Claus’s Kitchen featuring cookie decorating sponsored by Florida Crystals®.

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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. Please follow directions of our parking staff.


Upon arrival: shuttle buses will run between these lots and the bus stop at the edge of the main Zoo parking lot along Summit Blvd. At exit: shuttle buses will pick up near the wooden observation tower en route to Lots A, B, C and soccer field.

Drop Off

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

Ride Sharing

We also recommend using Lyft or Uber. Drop off for these services is located at the Zoo Main Entrance. 

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1. Is Zoo Lights included in regular Zoo Admission?

Purchase Tickets

  • No, Zoo Lights is a special event and requires an additional ticket. Adults are $14.95, Children 12 and under are $12.95. Children 2 and under are free.

  • Zoo Member prices are $9.95 for Adults, $7.95 for Children 12 and under. Children 2 and under are free. 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.  If you have any questions regarding your membership please call our office at 561.533.0887. Members are required to present their membership card when presenting their tickets.

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

  • Yes, or your ticket can be shown on your smart phone. If you choose to use your phone, we HIGHLY recommend that you use the Eventbrite app.

3. Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

  • No. All tickets must be for the individuals attending the event.

4. What areas of the Zoo are open during Zoo Lights?

  • Zoo Lights takes place in the east side of the Zoo, including the Fountain Plaza, Florida Wetlands, Tropics of the Americas and the Tropics Cafe.

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5. What animals will I see during Zoo Lights?

  • Many of the Zoo's animals are nocturnal and therefore more active in the evenings. The animals have been given access to their habitats and their night houses. It is their choice to participate in the event. Keep a look out and you are sure to spot several animals.

6. Is food and beverage available during Zoo Lights?

  • There are several unique food options available during Zoo Lights. The Tropics Cafe is open serving a menu of meal options, drinks including beer and wine. The concession stand is also open during the event. 

  • Mrs. Claus' Kitchen on the Cafe deck offers cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus.

  • The Fountain Plaza is North Pole Circle and includes a s'more station, funnel cakes, a bar, beer and wine. 

7.  What can I bring into the event?

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

8. What's the refund policy?

  • This is a rain or shine event. No refunds will be given.