BrewLights 2022

November 19, 2022 - 04:00pm to 10:00pm

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

Join us on November 18 or 19 for our fourth annual BrewLights, a ZooLights brew festival experience just for the 21-and-over crowd with more than 45 Northwest breweries and cideries to sample from.

Enjoy local food carts, dance to live music and more. 

BrewLights tickets include a souvenir cup and 10 beverage tastings (3-oz beer/cider) throughout the zoo. Guests can choose from 100 beer, seltzer and cider options from 45 Northwest breweries and cideries while strolling through colorfully-lit trees and dazzling 3-D light sculptures. For grown-ups interested in the lights without the beer sampling, a nondrinker ticket will be available as well.

Festivities begin at 4 p.m. for early entry ticketholders; event general admission begins at 5 p.m. Taps close at 9:30 p.m., with the zoo closing at 10 p.m. 

BrewLights is exclusive to guests 21 and over. Valid photo ID must be presented for entry (including for non-drinking guests). 

There are three admission options available for BrewLights:

  • Early Entry Admission ($65): Allows ticketholders to enter the event between 4-5 p.m., one hour before general admission ticketholders. Admission includes a souvenir light-up cup and 10 drink samples.
  • General Admission ($55): Includes a souvenir light-up cup and 10 drink samples.  
  • Nondrinker Admission ($35): Available for those who attend but do not consume alcohol. Nondrinker ticketholders can enter early if accompanied by an early entry ticketholder.  
  • Additional drink tickets can be purchased on-site for $2 each

Please note that BrewLights is a specially ticketed event, and not included in membership.

More information about transportation options, including MAX schedules, will be available at Getting to ZooLights

Vendor list coming soon. 


Oregon's most popular holiday tradition is just around the corner! Kids and adults agree: it wouldn't be the holidays in Portland without a visit to ZooLights. In addition to the classic walk through a dazzling display of 1.5 million lights, you can bring your family and friends to explore the lights by car with a drive-through experience on select nights. Learn more.