Event - Polar Beers

Polar Beers

December 5 6 to 10 p.m.$45 / $85 VIP / $30 Designated Driver (DD) / $60 VIP DD

  • Member tickets on sale September 23
  • Tickets on sale September 30

Polar Beers features more than 60 unique beers from select Michigan craft breweries, live music and exclusive access to the Zoo’s spectacular holiday lights display.

General Admission Polar Beers tickets include a commemorative beverage holder and admission to the Zoo, where both indoor and outdoor locations are filled with the most popular lagers, ales, stouts and more. For $45, guests can sip, stroll and enjoy sights of more than five million twinkling LED lights while sampling 12 beers unique to their tasting. Additional tickets and food will be available for purchase. Advance ticket purchase is encouraged as space is limited and the event may sell out.

A limited number of Polar Beers VIP tickets are available. For $85, guests will receive all of the features of the general admission ticket plus private admission through the Rackham Fountain Entrance and access to the VIP lounge (located in the Ford Education Center.) Once inside the VIP lounge, guests can take advantage of exclusive food options, four additional beer tastings and a commemorative gift.


Designated Driver Tickets

General Admission Designated Driver (DD) tickets are available for $30, pricing includes Zoo admission and unlimited soft drinks. DD ticket-holders are not permitted to consume alcohol at the event.

New this year! Guests will have the option to purchase Designated Driver VIP tickets for $60. These tickets include all of the same features of the Designated Driver ticket plus private VIP admission through the Rackham Fountain entrance, access to the VIP lounge (located in the Ford Education Center), exclusive food options and a commemorative gift. VIP DD ticket-holders are not permitted to consume alcohol at the event.


All attendees must be 21 or older; photo ID is required.

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