Christmas in the Wild

2019 Dates Announced!

November 29, 30 |  December 6-8, 13-15, 20-23, 26-30


‘Tis the Season for Wild Family Memories and Jolly Holiday Surprises


One of Tampa’s most beloved holiday traditions returns with more twinkling lights, delectable holiday treats, and new jolly adventures. Christmas in the Wild at ZooTampa at Lowry Park immerses guests into a world of holiday cheer designed to create lasting holiday memories for the whole family. The event kicks-off on Friday, November 29 and continues for select nights throughout the season. 

50-foot Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas tree, oh 50-foot animated Christmas tree! Explore the Zoo at night as thousands of Christmas lights shine throughout.

Animal Mingles

Enjoy the wild magic of Christmas and animals at night, featuring animal mingles and enrichment throughout the night!

Seasonal Treats

The scents and tastes of holiday treats and refreshments will emanate throughout Christmas in the Wild as the Zoo’s new head chef, Adrian Young, unveils an innovative menu aimed to satisfy every foodie’s palate.  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.