Christmas in the Wild
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… as Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo transforms again into a world of festive holiday wonder for Christmas in the Wild! For 18 delightful nights, experience a merry and memorable evening with this unique holiday event. Only at the Zoo, can families be nose—to-horn with an Indian Rhino and then stroll hand-in-hand with Santa’s Elves. From the stunning sights of countless lights, the taste and scents of seasonal holiday treats and refreshments, the magic and enchantment of wildlife at night, Christmas in the Wild will offer guests of all ages a truly charming holiday experience.
SANTA’S COMING TO THE ZOO
The big guy in red will return to Santa’s Village, which is situated in a new whimsical elf village. Guests will have the opportunity to make reservations to ensure they don’t miss jolly St. Nick before he goes back to the North Pole. Other holiday themed areas include Holiday Hoedown, Polar Paradise and Candy Cane Lane!
WILD ENCOUNTERS AND ENRICHMENTS
Wildlife will also get into the holiday spirit with special themed activities including Presents for Primates and Ornaments & Elephants. Guests will also have the opportunity to have an even closer look at our African penguins. All new this year, families will enjoy “Hazel’s Christmas Gift” a holiday themed animal show, featuring our famous animal ambassadors.
A SURPRISE AROUND EVERY CORNER
More merriment awaits with dazzling entertainment, including carolers dressed in Dickens era costumes performing traditional classics as well as contemporary favorites, and holiday story time with Mrs. Claus. All-new this year, guests will be captivated by a 50-foot animated Christmas tree complete with 12,000 dancing lights, 2,000 ornaments, and an 8-ft star!
HOLIDAY DINING FOR ALL
Enhance your Christmas in the Wild experience with specialty holiday flavors and refreshments to keep you merry and bright!
Lowry Park Zoo is home to more than 1300 animals and famous for having one of the most beautiful, tropical zoological settings in the world. The Zoo brings together animals and visitors to create unforgettable, natural connections.
December 1-2, 8-10, 15-17, 21-23, & 26-30
Starting at 4 p.m.
After 4 p.m. for just $24.95 on Friday or Saturday nights!
Seasonal events are included with Zoo Membership and the pay for a day – come back all year tickets.
The Zoo’s Visitor Service staff is pleased to assist guests requiring special assistance to ensure an enjoyable experience. Please contact a supervisor in advance of your visit by email or at 813-935-8552 ext. 0.
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
Additional time info:
Limited time only!
1101 W. Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33615
On site parking available.
The Zoo is a designated Autism-friendly business. Sign Language interpreter can be made available by prior arrangment. To inquire about scheduling an interpreter, please contact Guest ServicesView more
The Zoo is a designated Autism-friendly business. Sign Language interpreter can be made available by prior arrangment. To inquire about scheduling an interpreter, please contact Guest Services via email or call 813-935-8552 and press zero (0) to reach a representative.View less