November 23 - 25
December 1 - 30
Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas
Admissions gates open 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Zoo grounds close at 9 p.m.
Ages 2-12: $3
Friends of the Zoo Members: $3 per person
- A mile-long trail through the Zoo
- More than 50 illuminated display sculptures of animals and traditional holiday displays
- A festive family activity, adding to the quality of life for residents throughout the region
- The beginning of a new tradition
Lighted Displays will include the following:
ILLUMINATED SCULPTURES: Visitors will find illuminated sculptures representing animals and traditional symbols of the holidays.
GIANT SPECTACULARS: Larger-than-life displays capture the imagination of children of all ages. These displays may include: Flamingos, Giraffes, Lions, Tigers, Gorillas, Rhinos, Elephants, Alligators, Giant Santa, Giant Snowmen, Holiday Trains, Santa in Sleigh pulled by Giant Reindeer and Toy Soldiers. Displays can be up to 30 ft. tall!
ANIMATED SPECTACULARS: Animated displays add additional entertainment value to our event. The use of high-wattage, computer-controlled displays will provide exciting animation to displays.
Holiday Photo Opportunities (perfect for the family Christmas card)
Refreshments (Flamingo Cafe will be open with seasonal specials)
Safari Post gift shop open for the perfect holiday gift
November 23: The Coca-Cola truck will be at ZooLights. Don't miss this incredible holiday display.
November 24: Ornament Decorating
November 25: Ornament Decorating
December 1: Pictures with Santa
December 2: Pictures with Santa
December 7: Ornament Decorating
December 8: Ornament Decorating
December 12: Art Gone Wild
Decmeber 13: Art Gone Wild
Decmeber 14: Art Gone Wild
December 15: Art Gone Wild
Decmeber 16: Art Gone Wild
December 21: Reindeer Games
December 22: Reindeer Games
Q: When is ZooLights?
A: November 23 - 25 and December 1 - 30. The Zoo is closed Christmas Eve & Christmas
Q: What are the hours for ZooLights?
A: Admissions are open 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Zoo grounds close at 9 p.m.
Q: Will I be able to see zoo animals?
A: Animal viewing is limited at this event. ZooLights is an evening, holiday event that does not offer the same viewing opportunities as a daytime visit.
Q: Can I walk around the entire Zoo during ZooLights?
A: No. Certain areas of the Zoo are closed for this event. We ask that you remain on lighted, designated paths at all times.
Q: Is food available for purchase?
A: Yes. The Flamingo Cafe will be open and serving specialty holiday items in addition to the regular menu.
Q: What happens if it rains?
A: ZooLights remains open during rain. Dress appropriately for the weather. The Zoo does not issue refunds or rainchecks.
Q: Will the Safari Post Gift Shop be open?
A: Yes. The Safari Post Gift Shop will be open every night for ZooLights. The Zoo is the perfect place to do your holiday shopping.
Q: Can I bring my flashlight?
A: No. Flashlights and laser pointers are not allowed for the safety of our animals and for the courtesy of other guests. You may take photos or video without a flash.
Q: Can I bring my flashlight?
Thank you to our wonderful event sponsors: