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ZooTampa at Lowry Park Annual Holiday Lights

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Oh Come, All Ye PLAYFUL to Tampa’s Most Beloved Holiday Tradition

ZooTampa at Lowry Park Zoo host an annual Christmas themed event for over two weeks in November and December. Enchanting decorations abound throughout the Zoo including a 50-ft Christmas tree complete with 12,000 dancing lights, 2,000 ornaments, and an 8-ft star. Also experience an expanded Santa’s Village for seasonal shopping and magical meetings with Jolly St. Nick and his playful elves.

For 11 delightful nights, enjoy a merry and memorable evening with this unique, but traditional holiday event in the special setting of the Zoo at night. From the sights of stunning lights, the seasonal smells of holiday treats, the excitement of festive entertainment and the magic of wildlife at night, Christmas in the Wild will offer guests of all ages a uniquely immersive holiday experience.

Event Dates: November 29, 30 |  December 6-7, 13-15, 20-23, 2019

Lights and activities start at 4 p.m. and the Zoo closes at 10 p.m.

Cost:Included with paid Zoo admission or Zoo membership.



What’s at Christmas in the Wild?

Melitta Christmas Market

An immersive European marketplace featuring delicious German food and unique merchandise. Experience an expanded Santa’s Village for seasonal shopping and magical meetings with Jolly St. Nick and his playful elves before they head back to the North Pole! Families will not want to miss storytime with Mrs. Claus, or the new jolly animal show, “Shopping for All” featuring acclaimed furry and winged ambassadors.


Animal Mingles

Enjoy the magic of Christmas and the enchantment of wildlife at night. Experience wild animal mingles and a new jolly animal show Animal Network Presents: Shopping For All featuring acclaimed furry and winged ambassadors.

Delectable Holiday Treats

Enjoy delicious holiday treats throughout the Zoo. Dishes range from a savory holiday burger to a decadent peppermint mousse.



ZooTampa at Lowry Park
1101 W Sligh Ave
Tampa, FL 33604