Friends of the National Zoo's hoppiest holiday event, BrewLights, a ticketed microbrew and craft beer event, will take place during ZooLights, powered by Pepco. Guests can enjoy beer tastings from a dozen breweries and sample savory foods from top local restaurants, all under the bright lights of Washington, D.C.'s favorite holiday tradition. All proceeds support the critical work of the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute—including species preservation and animal care.

This event is for guests 21 and over. No children or babies are permitted into the event areas.

Tickets include:

  • Unlimited beer tastings
  • Exclusive access to exclusive BrewLights event spaces within ZooLights
  • Souvenir light-up cup
  • Snack stations throughout the event

General Admission Tickets

  • $45 for members
  • $55 for non-members