Sold out: BrewLights

November 28, 2018 - 05:00pm to 09:00pm


On Nov. 27 and 28, walk through ZooLights, the Oregon Zoo’s twinkling magical winter wonderland of more than 1.6 million brightly colored lights, while drinking local beer and wine. 

If you've ever thought that ZooLights would be more enjoyable without all the kids, you won't want to miss this. On Nov. 27 and 28, the zoo will host its popular BrewLights event: a ZooLights experience just for the 21-and-over crowd.


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

Get dinner from food carts such as Verde CocinaCS FisheryPok PokOlympia ProvisionsKoi FusionGourmet on the GoEleni’s Kitchen (Ethiopian food), Pip’s, and Six Stix Pretzels, along with zoo food locations Cascade Grill, Trailhead Snacks, Elephant Ears, Africafe and Black Rhino. There will also be photos with Santa, live music, Wildlife Live! encounters and even the Unipiper.

Pick up a map on the way in and sample beverages from more than 40 vendors including:

2 Towns Cider
Cider: Rhubarbarian, Boysenbarrel

54º40' Brewing Company
Beer: Kascadia Kolsch, Half Cocked IPA

Ancestry Brewing
Beer: Chai It Up, Hazy Pale IPA

Anthem Cider
Cider: Anthem Honeycrisp, Anthem Pear

Ascendant Beer Company
Beer: Glow and Plunder

Avid Cider
Cider: Blackberry Cider, Vanilla Bean Pear Cider

Backwoods Brewing
Beer: Pecan Pie Porter, Logyard IPA

Base Camp Brewing Company
Beer: Send It IPA, S’more Stout

Breakside Brewing
Beer: Fourth Wave, Stay West

Buoy Beer Company
Beer: Strong Gale Winter Ale, Dunkel Lager

Cascade Lakes Brewing
Beer: Salted Caramel Porter, Slippery Slope Winter Ale

Coalition Brewing
Beer: Loving Cup Maple Porter, King Kitty Red Ale

Coopers Hall
Wine: Nocino, Malbec Gold Vineyard 2015

Crux Fermentation Project
Beer: Half Hitch IPA

Culmination Brewing
Beer: Phaedrus IPA, Sour Flower with Seasonal Fruit

Ecliptic Brewing
Beer: Phaser Hazy IPA, Filament Winter IPA

Full Sail Brewing Co.
Beer: Atomizer IPA, Sesión Cerveza Negra

Golden Valley Brewery
Beer: Tannenbaum, Alphaville Double IPA

Beer: Abominable Winter Ale, Organic IPA

Kyla Kombucha
Hard kombucha: Ginger Tangerine, Pink Grapefruit

Left Hand Brewing Co.
Beer: Milk Stout Nitro, Chai Milk Stout Nitro

Lompoc Brewing
Beer: Lomporter, C-Sons Greeting Double IPA

Migration Brewing
Beer: Mo-HAZE-ic IPA

Modern Times Beer
Beer: Membata, Orderville IPA

Oakshire Brewing
Beer: Ill Tempered Gnome, Blackberry Berliner Weisse

Old Town Brewing
Beer: Glow Torch Hazy Pale Ale, Upper Left Northwest IPA

Ordnance Brewing
Beer: White Crow White Chocolate Stout, Of Chimpanzees Coffee Porter

Pelican Brewery
Beer: Bad Santa, Umbrella IPA

Portland Brewing Co.
Beer: New Way IPA, MacTarnahan’s Amber

Portland Cider Co.
Cider: Sangria, Cranberry

Pyramid Brewing Co.
Beer: Yeah Baby! Cryo Hops IPA, Snow Cap

Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider
Cider: Sacrilege Sour Cherry

Rock Bottom Brewing
Beer: Lead the Way IPA, Naughty Scot

Rogue Ales
Beer: Hazelutely Choctabulous, Yellow Snow Pilsner

Silver Moon Brewing
Beer: NW Style IPA 97, Darkslide IPA

Sunriver Brewing Co.
Beer: Shred Head Winter Ale

Three Creeks Brewing Company
Beer: Warfighter Pale Ale, Five Pine Chocolate Porter

Willamette Valley Vineyards
Wine: Whole Cluster Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris

Worthy Brewing Company
Beer: Strata IPA, Lights Out Stout

Yakima Craft Brewing Co.
Beer: Rainforest Plaza, Wizard IPA

Zoiglhaus Brewing Company
Beer: Zoigl-Pils 

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.

SOLD OUT: BrewLights tickets are $34.95 and include zoo admission, a souvenir glass and 10 drink samples (3-oz beer/cider or 2-oz wine); $29.95 for zoo members. Additional drink tickets will be available on site for $2 each.

TICKETS AVAILABLEZooLights-only tickets are $19.95 and include zoo admission for grown-ups only. While beer and wine will be available for purchase at vending stations throughout the zoo, these tickets do not include the souvenir glass or sampling opportunities.

SOLD OUT: A limited number of early entry tickets are available for $44.95, or $39.95 for zoo members (includes souvenir glass and drink samples). These special tickets include early access at 4 p.m., along with live DJs and an animal encounter.

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).