November 15, 2019 - January 5, 2020, 6-10 p.m.
Closed Nov 28, Dec 24, and Dec 25
Box Office is open 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA
$12-21.95, free under age 2 years, lazoo.org
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. 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.
Guests this year enjoy a range of breathtaking new features, among them 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.
A giant illuminated snake atop the LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates, and Reptiles), which made its debut last year, 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.