Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo

Fri Nov 18, 2022 - Sun Jan 8, 2023- see all dates
5:30pm to 10:30pm CT
All ages
Ticket Prices Vary

The beautiful Zoo grounds are the perfect setting to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season with friends and family. See life-sized animal lanterns and thousands of lights throughout the Zoo, toast marshmallows at one of the s’mores-making stations, visit the photo op area featuring ski lift chairs set in a “snowy” winter scene, or stroll through a colorful holiday light tunnel. The Children’s Zoo plaza also transforms into an illuminated, interactive dance floor for all ages. Don’t forget to stop by Santa’s Workshop to say hi and to take a photo with Santa in his workshop at Twiga Café until December 23.

Tickets are available online only. Tickets will not be sold on-site at the Zoo.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
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