November 22, 2019 - 05:00pm to 09:00pm

Enjoy the twinkling magical wonderland of ZooLights – without any kids! 

Join us for our third annual BrewLights, a ZooLights brew festival experience just for the 21-and-over crowd with dozens of local beer and wine vendors to sample from.

Enjoy local food carts, dance to live music, meet wildlife close-up, and get your photo with Santa. And don't forget to keep an eye out for the Unipiper as he zips by!

Purchase tickets

BrewLights tickets include a souvenir cup and 10 beverage tastings throughout the zoo. Guests can sample beer, wine and cider from more than 40 Northwest vendors while strolling through colorfully-lit trees and dazzling 3-D light sculptures. For grown-ups interested in the lights without the beer sampling, a special Light Enthusiast ticket will be available as well.

2019 vendor list

2 Towns Cider
12 Bridge Ciderworks
54°40' Brewing
1859 Cider Co.
Anthem Cider
Avid Cider
Baumans Cider
Breakside Brewing
Caldera Brewing
Cascade Lakes Brewing
Double Mountain
Fort George
Full Sail
Golden Valley
GoodLife Brewing
Hop Valley
Left Hand Brewing
Modern Times
Ninkasi Brewing
Oakshire Brewing
Occidental Brewing
Old Town Brewing
Ordnance Brewing
Pelican Brewery
pFriem Brewing
Portland Brewing
Portland Cider
Pyramid Brewing
Reverend Nat's Hard Cider
Ridge Walker Brewing
Rock Bottom Brewing
Rogue Brewing
Sasquatch Brewing
SeekOut Hard Seltzer (2 Towns)
Silver Moon Brewing
Sunriver Brewing
Swift Cider
Von Ebert
Widmer Brewing
Wild Ride Brewing
Yakima Craft Brewing
Zoiglhaus/Ascendant Brewing

2019 local food carts list coming soon!

Festivities begin at 5 p.m., and gates stay open until 9 p.m. The zoo will close to regular guests at 2 p.m. on both days in preparation for BrewLights.

Ticket options

  • Early entry tickets are $49.95, or $44.95 for zoo members (includes souvenir glass and drink samples). These special tickets include early access at 4 p.m., along with live entertainment and an animal encounter. A limited number of these tickets will be sold.
  • BrewLights Tickets are $39.95 and include zoo admission, a souvenir glass and 10 drink samples (3-oz beer/cider or 2-oz wine); $35.95 for zoo members. Additional drink tickets will be available on site for $2 each.
  • Light Enthusiast tickets are $21.95 and include zoo admission for grown-ups only. While beer & wine will be available for purchase at vending stations throughout the zoo, these tickets do not include the souvenir glass or sampling opportunities.

BrewLights is exclusive to guests 21 and over. Valid photo ID must be presented for entry. Proceeds benefit the zoo's conservation, education and animal welfare programs.

More information about transportation options, including MAX schedules, will be available at Explore Washington Park. LYFT users can use the code BREWLIGHTS18 and get 30% off their ride cost (valid only the two nights of BrewLights).