Zoo Lights & Holiday Market

12/14/2018 - 12/23/2018
Hattiesburg Zoo
107 S. 17th Street, Hattiesburg 39401



A favorite Christmas tradition for many, this years’ Zoo Lights display will be bigger and brighter than ever before. Zoo Lights will be brimming with holiday fun for the whole family. The zoo will be illuminated as loved ones bundle up and take in the sights.

Themed activities include: unlimited excursions on the Polar Express (train) to see the lights, endless rides on the holiday adorned Candy Cane Carousel, a Feliz Navidad celebration at Camp Capybara, shopping at the Holiday Market, letters to Santa, storytime with Mrs. Claus, and animal encounters throughout the night. A display of gingerbread houses from the gingerbread bake-off will be on view in the Asbury Discovery Center. 
Kids can let Santa know what they want for Christmas while parents take their pictures with the big guy in the red suit. Additionally, Anna and Elsa from  “Frozen” will make a special appearance each night. 
Guests will be able to shop the Holiday Market, surrounded by twinkling lights.  The market will feature a range of local vendors offering a selection of handcrafted and Mississippi-made gifts for purchase.
Back by popular demand, guests can stop by the Festivus location to take a family selfie at the aluminum pole, air grievances, or just perform feats of strength for a more eccentric holiday experience.
Individual tickets are $10. Children under 2 are free. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the gate the day of the event.