There's no place like home for the holidays they say, but experiencing the best of Christmas cheer in Florida comes in the form of events and seas of lights. If you're looking for places to experience the magic of the holidays in Florida, the Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami event may just be your ticket.
Zoo Miami will be taken over by over half a million lights and animal-shaped lanterns this holiday season with twinkling trails for you to explore. It'd make a great idea for a date night, as you walk under the canopies of trees wrapped in lights that will make you feel like you're in a Hallmark Movie.
The lights serve as the perfect backdrop for your photos, adding a sprinkle of the spirit of Christmas to your Floridian Insta-feed. Aside from the sights & photo ops, visitors will be able to snack on seasonal treats like crunchy cookies & cozy hot chocolates.
Further adding fun to the festivities are themed nights, which encourage visitors to dress up and participate in special activities related to the theme. The themed evenings include PJ & Onesie, Galactic (Star Wars, Star Trek, & Guardians of the Galaxy), Super Hero, and Santa & Elf nights. You can see the dates for each night here.
Tickets to the Zoo Lights festivities at Zoo Miami are surprisingly affordable too at only $15.95 per person. Additional packages that include food & drinks and photos are also available for purchase.
Whether you're there for the feels, the photos, or the holiday treats, this is one Christmasy event that is sure to fill you with that seasonal spirit.
An overview of the event's details can be found below. If you're looking for more magical experiences, check out these 12 winter bucket list experiences in Florida. You may want to keep an eye on the temps with this bipolar Florida weather lately and grab a jacket just in case.
Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami
Price: $15.95/person plus tax ($10/person plus tax for the Early Bird Special running until Nov. 11); Ticket packages including photos, hot chocolate, and cookies also available.
When: Nov. 29 & 30, Dec. 6 & 7, Dec. 13 & 14, Dec. 20, 21 & 22, Dec. 27, 28 & 29; 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night.
Address: 12400 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177
Why You Need To Go: Wander through trails of over half a million lights & animal lanterns as well as enjoy holiday-themed foods and beverages. All that Christmas feel, minus the snow. Super cute for a date night that will make your boo feel like they're in a Hallmark Movie. Themed nights with unique experiences like galactic & PJ/Onesie encourage cute costumes.