Birmingham Zoo
Menu
  • Today's Regular Hours: 9am to 4pm

Events

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

ZooLight Safari presented by Wells Fargo

December 7 @ 5:00 pm - December 9 @ 9:00 pm

Event Navigation

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 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 ft. 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 7 – 9
December 14 – 23
December 26 – 31

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

TIME
5:00 – 9:00pm

WHERE
Birmingham Zoo

PRICING
*Members  Free Admission
Non-Members  $10 Admission
Ride Tickets  $3.50 — not included with admission
Unlimited Attraction Wristband  $10 — not included with admission

PARKING
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.

PURCHASE TICKETS!

 

ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS
SANTA
Pictures with Santa
5:00 – 5:45pm and 7:00 – 8:45pm every night @ Safari Peak in Trails of Africa

Singing Santa Show
6:00pm every night @ Safari Peak in Trails of Africa

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

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

CRAFTS
Ornaments
5:00 – 8:45pm every night @ Children’s Zoo

Holiday Sensory Bins
5:00 – 8:45pm every night @ Children’s Zoo

Letters to Santa
5:00 – 8:45pm Dec 7 – 23 @ Children’s Zoo

FOOD & BEVERAGES
Nourish 205 Restaurant
5:00 – 8:30pm every night with a holiday menu available

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

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

 

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

Details

Start:
December 7 @ 5:00 pm
End:
December 9 @ 9:00 pm