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Nov. 17 - Jan. 7, 4:00 - 9:30 p.m. (Closed Nov. 23 and Dec. 25)

Enter a winter wonderland of tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights spanning Stone Zoo's 26 acres. Take a sparkling stroll through festively decorated Yukon Creek, home to black bears, Canada lynx, reindeer and arctic foxes. 

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Holiday Parties

Host your festive gathering in our Holiday Pavilion, where guests can mix, mingle and be merry amid a wonderland of lights! Just steps from your heated Pavilion, gather by the fire to raise a toast to the season with delicious s’mores. We'll work with you to customize every detail of your event, complete with all the trimmings! 

Rental fee: Monday - Wednesday: $3,600/Thursday - Sunday: $4,500

Rental includes:

  • 2.5-hour rental of the Holiday Pavilion (our recommended time frame is 4:00-6:30 p.m.)
  • Enclosed heated and festively-decorated Holiday Pavilion Tent (comfortably seats 50 and holds 100 standing room)
  • Outdoor fire pits and benches
  • Heating towers outside of the tent
  • Eight picnic tables with festive holiday table covers
  • Six 6-foot catering banquet tables with black linen
  • ZooLights admissions for 50 guests
  • Private access between the park and Pavilion for your guests
  • Setup and cleanup crew
  • Free parking


  • Additional ZooLights tickets: $15/person
  • Strike a pose in your very own photo booth and make moments last a lifetime. $550 for 2.5 hours
  • Face painters, caricature artists and/or costumed characters make colorful additions to any holiday party. $200/hour per each
  • Animal encounter with our education team and an animal ambassador (10-15 minutes). $100/per animal
  • S’mores kits: $8.00 /each
  • Hot Chocolate Bar: $5.00 /person
  • Catering by Centerplate, the Zoo’s onsite caterer. View our catering menu.
  • Bar Service arranged by Centerplate. All bar service includes the cost of the following mandatory items: one-day liquor license, licensed and bonded bartender, and state police detail. Requires a minimum of one month’s advance notice.

Contact Us

Event Information Request Form

For more information, contact the Events & Celebrations department:

Zoo New England
1 Franklin Park Zoo
Boston, MA 02121
Phone: 617-989-2009
Fax: 617-989-2025
Email: rentals@zoonewengland.org