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26th Annual ZooLight Safari presented by Wells Fargo at the Birmingham Zoo

Join us for another magical holiday season as twinkling lights illuminate the Zoo for a dazzling 19 nights!

Watch as the Birmingham Zoo comes alive for a jubilant holiday celebration at our 26th annual ZooLight Safari presented by Wells Fargo! Be amazed by enchanting illuminations and a million 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  Candy Cane Train, go for a spin on the Jingle Bell Carousel, dash down the Polar Plunge Slide, and enjoy fun holiday themed games!

Guests will be captivated by the festive décor and a nearly 30 ft. tall tree of lights on our dazzling new Welcome Plaza. 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 2019 ZooLight Safari presented by Wells Fargo!


December 6 – 8
December 13 – 23
December 26 – 30

5:00pm – 9:00pm


ADMISSION PRICING *Prices listed are not including tax.

  • *Members  Free Admission
  • Non-Members  $10 – Admission Only

*Ticketing Page: Members will need to register or sign-in at the top of the ticketing page to redeem the Member free admission ticket.




  • Ride Ticket  $3.50 — not included with admission – PURCHASE
  • Unlimited Attraction Wristband  $10 — not included with admission – PURCHASE 
  • Non-Member Ticket + Unlimited Attraction Wristband  $20


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 dashboard of car.



COMING SOON: ZooLight Safari Activities Schedule with Surprise Guests and Joyous Performances!