Bigger. Brighter. Merrier.

L.A. Zoo Lights is a not-to-be-missed nighttime holiday light experience that debuted in 2014 and has glowed brighter each year since. This year’s event promises to be even more magical than ever – with dazzling new displays and details throughout.


  • Take a self-guided 60- to 90-minute tour of a large area of the Zoo featuring creative animal-themed light displays – including 3D projections, lasers, and thousands upon thousands of LEDs.
  • Enjoy new features for the 2017/18 season, such as a reimagined entry plaza, Santa photo op, water show with exciting new music and lasers, and an all-new “Wild Wonderland” finale.
  • Capture your holiday memories in a photo with Santa Claus in a glittering snow-covered “North Pole” setting on select dates.
  • Get a glimpse of real reindeer!
  • Warm up with hot cocoa and other holiday treats.
  • Become part of the show with glowing merchandise available for purchase.
  • Take advantage of free parking every night!

The L.A. Zoo Lights Story

Come explore a wild wonderland of light, where fantastical glowing animals welcome you on a magical tour of the Zoo that includes giant illuminated snowflakes, a disco ball forest, glittering light tunnels, a spectacular water and light show, and much more. Your journey’s final destination is a kaleidoscopic savanna featuring animals that are shining examples of the L.A. Zoo’s important work to save species here at home and around the globe.

Terms and Conditions

  • All sales are final.
  • Each ticket is good for one admission to L.A. Zoo Lights at the Los Angeles Zoo on the date and time selected. No reentry will be allowed.
  • A ticket does not guarantee entrance at the exact time listed on your ticket. Event entry time may be modified due to capacity or for safety reasons.
  • Event hours are subject to change without notice. Some dates and times, such as our Holiday Happy Hour (for guests 21 years and older) and New Year’s Eve events, require separate admission fees and tickets.
  • The Zoo’s special event operating schedule is subject to change without notice. Facilities, exhibits, shows, and services may close temporarily due to weather, maintenance, private events, or other reasons.
  • Barcoded e-tickets are a revocable license. Admission is subject to compliance with all laws and facility policies. E-ticket holders assume all incidental risks and dangers while visiting the Los Angeles Zoo.
  • E-tickets are delivered via e-mail as a PDF attachment to your order confirmation letter. There are two ways to show your tickets at the door: 1) present your printed ticket at the gate, or 2) show your mobile ticket on your mobile device. (Please allow up to one hour for delivery. Your order confirmation is not your ticket.)
  • It is unlawful to reproduce e-tickets in any form. In the event of duplication, the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association reserves the right to refuse entry to both the original ticket holder and anyone holding tickets that were duplicated from the original order.

Still have questions about L.A. Zoo Lights?

Visit the L.A. Zoo Lights FAQ page for answers to common questions.

For further questions, call 866/949-8007, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Pacific Time, 7 days a week.