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Christmas in the Wild

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Presented by Lowry Park Zoo at Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park, Tampa FL

Nov 24 2017
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Dec 30 2017
Christmas in the Wild

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.

November 24-25
December 1-2, 8-10, 15-17, 21-23, & 26-30
Starting at 4 p.m.

ADMISSION INFO

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.

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

Additional time info:

Limited time only!

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

PHOTOS

LOCATION

Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park

1101 W. Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33615

PARKING INFO

On site parking available.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Sign Language
    • Wheelchair Access

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

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