Zoo Lights

Presented by Chase
Fri., Nov. 19, 5:00 - 8:00pm
Sun., Jan. 2, 5:00 - 8:00pm

Sparkle, Shine, Support Wildlife

A brilliant seasonal spectacle is coming to the Zoo again this winter! Drive or walk through a festival of lights shaped like wildlife and your face might just light up too. Plus, get that warm glowing feeling inside knowing you are supporting the Zoo’s animal care and conservation work. We’ve also expanded the walking path this year—now including Schaefer Plaza, the Farm Yard, and the train station! Advanced reservations are required and Zoo Members save $5 on all ticket types.

December Zoo Lights Calendar

Ticketing Options:


We will be hosting a Walk-Thru event that allows you to travel the course by foot and visit Zoo Central for snacks, hot chocolate, and free train & carousel rides (weather permitting).

  • Friday – Sunday
  • 5:00 – 8:00 PM
  • FREE parking
  • One (1) ticket per person

Buy Walk-thru Tickets



Visit the Zoo after hours and enjoy a beautiful lighting installation from the warmth & comfort of your own car. While on the lookout for your favorite animal shapes, you’ll be dazzled by over 100k LED lights that highlight some favorites from the Zoo.

  • Wednesday – Thursday
  • 5:00 – 8:00 PM
  • One (1) ticket per vehicle, no limit on number of riders

Buy Drive-Thru Tickets

Every dollar raised goes directly towards advancing the Zoo’s mission.