California Zoos


LOS ANGELES: LA Zoo Lights - Animals Aglow

November 18, 2022-January 22, 2023, 6-10 p.m. 

LA Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA

Explore a dazzling wonderland of light with magical Golden Anniversary touches throughout on this self-guided 60- to 90-minute walking tour through select areas of L.A. Zoo. View real reindeer, visit with Santa on select dates, and enjoy seasonal treats and goodies, all under the stars at the beautiful Los Angeles Zoo. Lots of great food and drinks are available in the Zoo.

The menagerie of animal characters brought to life through the magic of LED lights are enhanced by giant illuminated snowflakes, disco ball forest, glittering twinkle tunnels, stunning 3-D animated projections, and much more.

A laser show set to music boasting majestic screens of water with projections of fanciful animation and an animal shadow puppet installation complete with interactive photo-op and a new waterfall feature in the Children's Zoo have been featured in past years.

 Take a self-guided 60- to 90-minute stroll through a large area of the Zoo filled with wildlife-inspired displays, dynamic lights and projections, immersive interactive experiences, fabulous photo ops, and seasonal magic. Enter a fantastical realm to discover light animals - tigers, lions, macaws, monkeys, meerkats, and flamingos. Marvel at sound reactive lights, illuminated singing displays, and wind through the 200-foot tunnel of twinkling and dancing lights.

Other past decor has included a giant illuminated snake atop the LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates, and Reptiles), which made its debut previously flicks its tongue at Zoo Lights visitors this time around as they approach past a bigger, brighter spider web hanging in the courtyard. Inside the LAIR, guests are bathed in ultraviolet light for a black light party with scurrying "insects" above the rock walls.

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