Palm Beach Zoo Extends Crowd-Pleasing Zoo Lights To Jan. 4

The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society has extended Zoo Lights, presented by the Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) through Saturday, Jan. 4.

The popular event has drawn thousands of visitors and features more than one million eco-friendly LED lights, illuminating the Fountain Plaza and east side of the Palm Beach Zoo. Each night of the event, the zoo opens after regular hours from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for a wild holiday celebration, tasty treats, music and holiday charm.

“We are so pleased with the overwhelmingly positive reviews and high demand for Zoo Lights that we will continue to light up the night through the new year and beyond.” said Margo McKnight, president and CEO of Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. “We want everyone to have the opportunity to share this magical event and new holiday tradition with family and friends.”

Experiencing Palm Beach Zoo at night is a special treat with each area uniquely themed and decked in holiday spirit.

From the entry through the Fountain Plaza, guests walk North Pole Circle in red and white lighted splendor.

The Florida Wetlands area includes playful displays with white and pink flamingo lights, green lights for Mardi, the zoo’s leucistic American alligator and multicolored lights throughout the Bear Den.

The Mayan Plaza’s giant banyan tree at the center features hundreds of icicle lights and a must-see special holiday 3D display.

Just outside the café, Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, presented by Florida Crystals, has cookie decorating, and the Fountain Plaza features a D.J. playing family friendly favorites and a s’mores station.

Tickets for the event are $14.95 for adults and $12.95 for children. Palm Beach Zoo annual members receive special pricing. Ride sharing is encouraged. Tickets are available at