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Zoo lights

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Festive Family Fun

Jan. 9 - SOLD OUT

Purchase Zoo Lights Tickets
Due to the popularity of Zoo Lights, and in an effort to allow for maximum social distancing, 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. 

Zoo Lights presented by Florida Power & Light Company, FPL SolarNow is sure to become a Florida holiday tradition for families and friends. While the animals slumber, Palm Beach Zoo will be illuminated for the holidays with over one million eco-friendly lights. Each evening from 6 –  9 pm the Zoo will be aglow with unique themed displays from the entrance through the Florida Wetlands, Tropics of the Americas and NEW this year, Asia. The festive holiday fun also features photos with Santa (until Dec. 23rd)!


  • Adults $14.95
  • Children (3 - 12) $12.95
  • Children 2 and under are free

Zoo Member Pricing

  • Adults $9.95
  • Children (3-12) $7.95
  • Children 2 and under are free
Purchase Zoo Lights Tickets

Families can experience the best West Palm Beach holiday celebrations. This year, the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is honored to be the official non-profit community partner of Sandi and the City of West Palm Beach Holidays in Paradise annual downtown campaign. In addition to taking part in Zoo Lights,  plan on visiting Sandi and her flamingo friend Hope as Sandi Brings Hope to West Palm Beach. Learn more at


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.

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.

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1. Is Zoo Lights included in regular Zoo Admission?

  • 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. 

3. 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, Tropics Cafe and Asia.

4. Will I see animals 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. 

5. 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.

6. Will the Carousel be running during Zoo Lights?

  • Yes the Carousel will be running each evening. Please purchase your tokens at the front gate. Tokens are no longer sold at the Carousel location. 

7. 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. 

  • 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. 

8.  What can I bring into the event?

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

9. What's the refund policy?

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

10. 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 next year. 

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