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.
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.
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.
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.
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
* ZooTampa will be open during normal park hours on Christmas in the Wild event days, but the event will begin at 4pm.
Only $26.95 per person after 4pm!
For those with Annual Memberships and Pay-For-A-Day tickets, admission to the event is included!