Ho! Ho! Ho! “Wild Wonderland” Coming to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo during Select December Nights

See Santa and Mrs. Claus Along with Reindeer During Lowry Park Zoo's "Wild Wonderland"
See Santa and Mrs. Claus Along with Reindeer During Lowry Park Zoo's "Wild Wonderland". Image Source: Lowry Park Zoo

I traveled to North Pole, Alaska, this summer and saw Santa Claus and reindeer when I could have just waited for December to roll around at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. If visions of sugar plums aren’t dancing in your head, be a good girl or boy and visit the zoo during the holiday celebration called “Wild Wonderland” to put you in the holiday spirit.

Santa will be there along with reindeer, millions of twinkling lights, foam snow flurries (brrr!), holiday displays (some animated), games, rides, and holiday treats at the zoo’s “Sweet Shoppe.”

Check your calendar and check it twice, Lowry Park Zoo’s “Wild Wonderland” is on display only for a few select nights:

December 3, 9 through 11, 16 through 23 and 26 through 30, between 6:30 and 10 p.m.

Visiting Lowry Park Zoo
What makes Lowry Park different from other zoos I’ve visited is it didn’t feel like a zoo. Areas are themed, like those big amusement parks, and seem to flow into one another. There are a handful of family-friendly rides and affordable activities, like feeding a giraffe.

Admission Fee for “Wild Wonderland”
Non-Zoo Pass Members:
$13 per adult (12+)
$11 per child (3-11)

Annual Zoo Pass Members:
$9.50 per adult (age 12 and older)
$7.50 per child (ages 3 to 11)

Children under 3 are free!

Rates subject to change.

Lowry Park Zoo
1101 West Sligh Ave.
Tampa, Fla.
Tel: (813) 935-8552
Find Lowry Park Zoo on Facebook

Image Source: Lowry Park Zoo



Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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