More Lights, and More Nights!

Picture of LA Zoo Lights 2015/16
Picture of LA Zoo Lights 2015/16 at the International Marketplace
Picture of LA Zoo Lights 2015/16 surfing lizards
Picture of LA Zoo Lights 2015/16 kids love lights
Picture of LA Zoo Lights 2015/16 disco balls
Elephant Projections 1-Jamie Pham
Picture of LA Zoo Lights 2015/16 line for churros
L.A.’s brightest holiday tradition shines more brilliantly than ever as we “ZooLAbrate” our 50th year! Explore a dazzling wonderland of light with magical Golden Anniversary touches throughout. View real reindeer (including two babies!), visit with Santa on select dates, and enjoy seasonal treats and goodies, all under the stars at the beautiful Los Angeles Zoo.

Weeknights (M-Th)
Adults (13+): $14*
Children (2 – 12): $11*
Younger than 2: Free
Weekend (F – Su) & Peak Nights
Adults (13+): $18*
Children (2 – 12): $14*
Younger than 2: Free

Closed November 24, December 24 and 25

GLAZA members enjoy discounts of up to 33% off of Zoo Lights tickets**. Join here and receive discounts on tickets, special offers, and additional benefits.

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L.A. Zoo Lights Season Pass

For one low price, enjoy unlimited nightly access and express entry to L.A. Zoo Lights with express entry privileges. Show your ID and tickets at the gate and let the fun begin.

Holiday Happy Hour and Family New Year’s Eve require a separate ticket.

Adult (13+): $49
Child (2-12): $44
Children Under 2: Free
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LA Zoo Lights


Skip the lines with express VIP entry to L.A. Zoo Lights and enjoy an exclusive lounge featuring gourmet hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and specialty holiday cocktails. Limited tickets available.

December 8 is Ugly Sweater Night – Don your most festive, over-the-top apparel and join us for an evening of holiday kitsch.

December 15 is 60s Cocktail Night – In honor of the Zoo’s 50th Anniversary, travel back to 1966, with retro cocktails, appetizers and a cool soundtrack to match.

Get Happy Hour Tickets
Age: 21+
Thursday, December 8 and Thursday, December 15, 2016
Entry at 6 p.m. & Happy Hour from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $75

Celebrate the new year in style with express entry to L.A. Zoo Lights, a dinner buffet that includes soft drinks and dessert, a carousel ride, games, DJ dance party, and live broadcast of the Times Square ball drop. Raise a toast to the new year with complimentary champagne for adults (21+) and sparkling apple cider for kids. Cash bar available. After the party, families are welcome to enjoy L.A. Zoo Lights until closing.
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Fun for all ages!
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Entry to Zoo Lights at 6 p.m.
Dinner 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Dessert 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Ball Drop at 9 p.m.
Tickets: $69 Adult/$45 Child
GLAZA Members: $64 Adult/$40 Child**


* Price does not include online convenience fee.
** GLAZA Members receive their discount code via email. If you are a Member and haven’t received yours, call 323-644-4747.
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.