Gather your family, and enjoy a night of festive fun and glittering light displays on select nights in December as the Birmingham Zoo celebrates the most wonderful time of the year!
Published: November 28, 2018
By: Courtesy of the Birmingham Zoo
Author Website: Click to Visit
Watch as the Birmingham Zoo comes alive for a jubilant holiday celebration at our 25th annual ZooLight Safari presented by Wells Fargo! Be amazed by enchanting illuminations and sparkling lights. Enjoy the sounds of seasonal songs and holiday classics as you delight in delicious treats and decadent desserts at the S’mores & More station! Get creative making crafts, decorating ornaments and writing letters to Santa. Take a merry ride on the Shipt Candy Cane Train, go for a spin on the Jingle Bell Carousel, dash down the Yuletide Slide, hop on the Santa Rollers and enjoy fun holiday-themed games on Henley Park!
Guests will be captivated by the festive décor, and a nearly 30 foot tall tree of lights. Dance and sing the night away under the stars with spectacular live entertainment. Capture the joy of your loved ones in a photo with Santa at the Holiday Card Photo Op. In addition to the incredible holiday magic, ZooLight Safari will feature special nights with surprise guests and joyous performances, including Singing Santa! Start a new holiday tradition with the Birmingham Zoo during the 2018 ZooLight Safari presented by Wells Fargo!
WHEN: December 7th – 9th, 14th – 23rd and 26th – 31st
The Zoo will close early at 4:00 pm every night of ZooLight Safari.
TIME: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Birmingham Zoo
Members: Free Admission
Non-Members: $10 Admission
Ride Tickets: $3.50 — not included with admission
Unlimited Attraction Wristband: $10 — not included with admission
Parking at the Zoo is free.
Purchase a Premium Parking Space for $10. Parking spaces must be purchased in advance. Guests must have printed parking pass in the dashboard of their car.
ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS:
Pictures with Santa: 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. every night at Safari Peak in Trails of Africa.
Singing Santa Show: 6:00 p.m. every night at Safari Peak in Trails of Africa.
The Shipt Candy Cane Train, Jingle Bell Carousel, Yuletide Slide and Santa Rollers will be open from 5:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. every night.
All rides are an additional cost.
The Mistletoe Maze, Reindeer Ring Toss and more will be open from 5:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. every night at Henley Park.
Ornaments will be available from 5:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. every night at the Children’s Zoo.
Holiday Sensory Bins will be available from 5:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. every night at the Children’s Zoo.
Letters to Santa will be available from 5:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. December 7th – 23rd at the Children’s Zoo.
FOOD & BEVERAGES:
Nourish 205 Restaurant will be open from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. every night, with a holiday menu available.
Wild Burger Restaurant will be open from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Sunday – Thursday for snacks & drinks only and from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a limited food menu.
S’mores & More will be available from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. every night at Safari Peak.
Alcoholic Beverages Available — ages 21 up
Weather Permitting – The ZooLight Safari and all related activities are dependent on weather conditions and are subject to change.
Visit www.birminghamzoo.com to learn more!