Los Angeles Zoo


LA Zoo Zoo Lights

November 15-January 5, 2019, 6-10 p.m.

LA Zoo Lights
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027
$12-22, lazoolights.org
$75 VIP on Dec.5 & 19, 2019
$85 overnight adventure November 23-24, December 7-8, December 14-15, 2019 and  January 4-5, 2020
$70 adult, $45 child New Year's Eve Party December 31, 2019, 6 p.m. 

Closed Nov 28, Dec 24, and Dec 25, 2019, 6-10 p.m.

L.A.'s Brightest New Holiday Tradition is a holiday lights experience that combines spectacular sets and lighting design with the enchanting environment of the L.A. Zoo. After the animals are tucked away for the night, the spectacular glow of the holiday lights provide a show for guests seeing another side of the zoo. The self-guided tour can take between 60-90 minutes to complete, though you're not obligated to see it all if you prefer not to.

Stroll through areas of the Zoo that are transformed into a fantastical wonderland populated by glowing light animals. View real reindeer, see Santa on select dates, and enjoy holiday treats and goodies under the stars. 
Admission for this all-ages evening program is separate from daytime general Zoo admission. No live animals other than reindeer will be on display during event times.


Thousands Upon Thousands of LED Lights, Illuminated Snowflakes, 3-D Animated Projections, Water and Light Shows, Glittering Light Tunnels and Menageries of Animal Characters Sets the Zoo's Enchanting Environment Aglow

Make unforgettable holiday memories as you explore this wild wonderland of light, under the stars at the beautiful L.A. Zoo. Along the way, enjoy seasonal treats and goodies and visit with Santa on select dates.

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 more light animals than ever before with tigers, lions, macaws, monkeys, meerkats, and flamingos decorating  the Zoo just for you.
New for the 2019/2020 season, see the world's largest illuminated pop-up storybook.
Take photos with Santa in a charming new setting on select dates. (For an additional fee.)
Contributing Sponsors

Guests with 6 p.m. tickets may enter any time from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests with 7:30 p.m. tickets may enter any time from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
The Box Office at the Zoo is open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Be aware that regular commuter traffic around the Zoo on weeknight evenings is heaviest from 6 to 7 p.m.
All parking lot gates are open to enter and exit the lot.
Parking is also available in adjacent lots at the Autry Museum and the lot south of main lot.
Lots of great food and drinks are available in the Zoo. Outside food and drinks are not permitted.

Santa Photos  6-9:30 p.m. on selected dates through December 23, 2019
November 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 2019
December 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16-23, 2019
Please note that photos with Santa require an additional fee and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

With the flick of a switch that illuminates a dazzling wonderland, L.A. ZOO LIGHTS returns bigger, better and even more spectacular as it heralds a new standard for nighttime magic at the Los Angeles Zoo. With awe-inspiring features providing a brand-new spin on holiday lights in Griffith Park, L.A. ZOO LIGHTS sets the Zoo's enchanting environment aglow with breathtaking displays, among them thousands upon thousands of LED lights, flurries of illuminated snowflakes, stunning 3-D animated projections and glittering light tunnels. A fanciful menagerie of animal characters include mischievous animated monkeys scampering through the grounds, a glowing 130-foot snake coiled on a roof, a hillside with snowboarding "lizards," 3-D animated elephants wearing colorful holiday sweaters, an origami-type rhino lit from within and so much more.

An instant hit when it debuted in 2014,, attracting more than 175,000 people, this year's L.A. ZOO LIGHTS is sure to top the holiday tradition destination list once more, with a trove of new lights and displays for an even brighter atmosphere of wonder and delight, and unlike anything seen in L.A. before. 

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