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Reduced Pricing for ZooLight Safari

We have dropped the price of admission just in time before the end of the holiday season!

Join us NOW from 5:00p-9:00p through December 31 as twinkling lights illuminate the Zoo during this festive holiday celebration.

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! 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 ft. tall tree of lights. Start a new holiday tradition with the Birmingham Zoo during the 2018 ZooLight Safari presented by Wells Fargo!



NOW through December   31
*The Zoo will CLOSE EARLY at 4:00pm every night of ZooLight Safari.

5:00 – 9:00pm

Birmingham Zoo

Non-Member Admission Only NOW $7.50
Admission + Unlimited Attraction Wristband $15
Ride Tickets  $3.50 additional
Zoo Members  Free Admission




Shipt Candy Cane Train, Jingle Bell Carousel, Yuletide Slide, & Santa Rollers
5:00 – 8:45pm every night
*all rides are an additional cost

Mistletoe Maze, Reindeer Ring Toss, & more!
5:00 – 8:45pm every night @ Henley Park

Open every night from 5:00 – 9:00pm

S’mores & More
5:00 – 8:30pm every night @ Safari Peak
*Alcoholic Beverages Available — ages 21 up

Nourish 205 Restaurant
5:00 – 8:30pm every night with a holiday menu available @ Children’s Zoo

Wild Burger Restaurant
5:00 – 8:30pm Sunday – Thursday for snacks & drinks ONLY @ Safari Peak
5:00 – 8:30pm Friday & Saturday with a limited food menu @ Safari Peak

Side Track Snack Station
5:00 – 8:30pm every night @ train depot

**Weather Permitting – ZooLight Safari and all related activities are dependent on weather conditions and are subject to change.