Zoo Lights

Presented by Chase
Fri., Nov. 18, 5:00 - 8:00pm
Sun., Jan. 1, 5:00 - 8:00pm

Sparkle, Shine, Support Wildlife

A brilliant seasonal spectacle is coming to the Zoo again this winter! 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. NEW this year—Zoo Lights has moved to Main Valley, including Schaefer Plaza, the Farm Yard, and the train station! Zoo members save $5 on all ticket types.

Calendar of Events


general admission

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 (Additional dates December 22 & 29)
  • 5:00 – 8:00 PM
  • FREE parking
  • One (1) ticket per person
  • CLOSED Christmas Eve (12/24) and Christmas Day (12/25)

Purchase Tickets

*Please note: Guests with mobility needs can reach out to our events team in advance at events@marylandzoo.org to request a mobility cart ride through the event.

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