L.A.’s Brightest New Holiday Tradition

Presenting an all-new holiday light experience that combines spectacular sets and lighting design with the enchanting environment of the L.A. Zoo. Stroll through areas of the Zoo that are transformed into a fantastical wonderland populated by glowing light animals. View real reindeer, visit with Santa (on select dates), and enjoy holiday treats and goodies, all under the stars. It’s a truly unique holiday experience that the whole family will cherish.

Admission Rates

Adults (ages 13+): $13*
Children (ages 2-12): $11*
Under 2: Free
GLAZA Member Discount: $1 off with promo code**
Group Rate (15-49 guests): $11/person*

Online-Only Early Bird Special

$8 Per Person*

For attendance Nov 28 – Dec 11

(Children under 2 free)

To inquire about rates for groups of 50 or more, request more information via contact form.

*Price does not include online convenience fee

**GLAZA Members receive their promo code for online purchases Dec 12-Jan 4 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.

The Inspiration: Councilmember Tom LaBonge

One of the driving forces behind L.A. Zoo Lights has been 4th District City Councilmember LaBonge, who wanted to partner with GLAZA to provide Angelenos with a holiday experience to replace the beloved LA DWP “Festival of Lights,” which ended its run in Griffith Park in 2008. And what better location than the beautiful L.A. Zoo?

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Developed by: Gregg Lacy & Bionic League’s John McGuire

Gregg Lacy has made a name for himself in the theater and music worlds as a conceptual, inventive, hands-on set designer and artist. “I wake up and get to create something new every day – having a blast the whole time,” Lacy says. For L.A. Zoo Lights, he’s teamed up with John McGuire of lighting design firm Bionic League, famed for their work for Daft Punk, Nike, Target and others.

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