holiday lights at zoo entrance

Holiday Light Safari

Select Nights in November & December 2022

Open 5:30 pm. Last Entry 8 pm. Closed 9 pm.

Nov. 25-26 (Fri-Sat) Dec. 16-18 (Fri-Sun)
Dec. 2-4 (Fri-Sun) Dec. 21-23 (Wed-Fri)
Dec. 9-11 (Fri-Sun) Dec. 26-28 (Mon-Wed)
holiday lights at zoo entrance

See the Zoo in a Different Light

Create wonderful holiday memories with a casual stroll through the Zoo’s colorful environment sparkling with thousands of lights and whimsical lighted animal figures.

Santa

Choo Choo!

Take a merry ride on the train to see even more lights and displays.

Share Your Wish List

Visit with Santa through December 23.

Sweet Treat

Enjoy a cookie courtesy of Atwood's Bakery (while supplies last).

logo Atwood's Bakery
holiday themed Cajun Cabin

While you may spot a few night owls during Holiday Light Safari, most of our residents will be catching some zzz's.

Holiday Light Safari is a separately-ticketed event. The zoo closes at 4:30 pm (last admission 3:30 pm) and re-opens as Holiday Light Safari at 5:30 pm. FOTAZ Memberships and other Zoo Passes are not valid during Holiday Light Safari. In the event of inclement weather, the decision to cancel an evening of Holiday Light Safari will be announced via the Zoo’s facebook page.