Christmas in the Wild

ZooTampa's Christmas in the Wild logo

Only $26.95 per person after 4pm!

For those with Annual Memberships and Pay-For-A-Day tickets, admission to the event is included!

Christmas in the Wild

November 29, 30 |  December 6-7, 13-15, 20-23

Oh Come, All Ye PLAYFUL to Tampa's Most Beloved Holiday Tradition

Christmas in the Wild returns with more twinkling lights, delectable holiday treats, and new jolly adventures. This wild family tradition immerses you in a world of holiday cheer that will create lasting holiday memories for your whole family.

Planning to see Santa? Find out how to make a reservation!

Enter A Winter Wonderland

Enchanting decorations abound throughout the Zoo including a 50-ft Christmas tree complete with 12,000 dancing lights, 2,000 ornaments, and an 8-ft star. Also experience an expanded Santa's Village for seasonal shopping and magical meetings with Jolly St. Nick and his playful elves.

Christmas in the Wild
A photo of the Melitta Christmas Market

New! Melitta Christmas Market

Join us each evening of Christmas in the Wild for a brand-new holiday experience! The Melitta Christmas market is an immersive European marketplace featuring delicious German food like schnitzel, beer brats, and specialty sweets. Plus, shop for unique merchandise from local artisans and vendors.

Animal Mingles

Enjoy the magic of Christmas and the enchantment of wildlife at night. Experience wild animal mingles and a new jolly animal show Animal Network Presents: Shopping For All featuring acclaimed furry and winged ambassadors.

Christmas in the Wild
Christmas in the Wild

Delectable Holiday Treats

Enjoy delicious holiday treats throughout the Zoo. Dishes range from a savory holiday burger to a decadent peppermint mousse. Adults can add some spice to the evening with a specialty Christmas Sangria or a Candy Apple cocktail.

Christmas in the Wild Calendar

A calendar showing the event nights of Christmas in the Wild at ZooTampa. Christmas in the Wild will be held on the following dates and times: Friday November 29th 4pm to 9pm, Saturday November 30th 4pm to 9pm, Friday December 6th 4pm to 9pm, Saturday December 7th 4pm to 9pm, Sunday December 8th 4pm to 7pm, Friday December 13th 4pm to 9pm, Saturday December 14th 4pm to 9pm, Sunday December 15th 4pm to 7pm, Friday December 20th 4pm to 9pm, Saturday December 21st 4pm to 9pm, Sunday December 22nd 4pm to 7pm, and Monday December 23rd 4pm to 7pm. In addition, for ZooTampa members there will be a special opportunity to bring your pets to get their photo with Santa on Sunday December 8th from 11am to 2pm.

* ZooTampa will be open during normal park hours on Christmas in the Wild event days, but the event will begin at 4pm.

ZooTampa's Christmas in the Wild logo

Only $26.95 per person after 4pm!

For those with Annual Memberships and Pay-For-A-Day tickets, admission to the event is included!

Thank You to Our Wonderful Sponsors!

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