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‘Tis the Season for Wild Holiday Parties at TLPZ

Nov 16, 2017

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, which means holiday parties! Gone are the days of bare and boring banquets halls, get ready to deck the halls by hosting a party at Tampa’s most unique setting surrounded by the magic and enchantment of wildlife! The Zoo will be brimming with beautiful décor and thousands of twinkling lights.  It’s not too late to book a charming holiday party your colleagues will always remember. 

Only at TLPZ can guests experience an animal encounter while they relax after a long year of hard work. From exclusive animal mingles to private Behind the Scenes tours, our animal care team will ensure party goers have a connection to wildlife and each other. Attendees can meet a sloth or get nose-to-horn with an Indian rhino during your party!


Picture your colleagues sipping cocktails among African elephants in our breathtaking Savanna Reserve or mingling and chatting in the lush Asia Gardens overseeing Malayan tigers. The Zoo has various locations, floor plans and layouts to suit all types of parties. You can even bring decorations to really deck out your party!

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From Cuban delicacies inspired by Tampa’s rich history to sustainable and sumptuous seafood options from Florida’s Nature Coast – the Zoo offers menus to delight all the foodies in your company.  The Zoo’s award- winning Head Chef, Itza Henderson, will personally curate a menu that’s one of a kind. Special holiday touches can also be added to dishes to make your event even merrier!

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In addition to a merry and memorable party, your guests can play at the Zoo during the day and then experience Christmas in the Wild after 4 PM! Guests can enjoy enchanting entertainment and a 50-foot animated Christmas tree with dancing lights! Party attendees can visit the big guy in red in a whimsical village complete with playful elves. Learn more about Christmas in the Wild HERE.


Let us do the hard work! As an escape from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, our talented events team will make the planning process stress-free. Our team is here to ensure your party is seamless and polished. 

To book your holiday party, email

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Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is operated by the Lowry Park Zoological Society, an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to excellence in education, conservation and research. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is featured among the “Top 25 Zoos in the U.S” by TripAdvisor (2015) and “10 Best Zoos in the U.S.” by Trekaroo (2015). The Zoo is located at 1101 W. Sligh Avenue in Tampa, one mile west of I-275 (exit 48) and is open seven days a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 

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