LA Zoo Lights: Animals Aglow

Fri Nov 18, 2022 - Sun Jan 22, 2023- see all dates
6:00pm to 10:00pm PT
All ages
General Admission: Adults (13 and up): $34- $39; Children( 2 - 12): $27- $32; (under 2): Free

Zoo Lights once again lights up the night with a holiday light display at the LA Zoo.

The event transforms select areas of the zoo into an immersive landscape filled with spectacular lantern sculptures of animals among blooming flowers, towering trees, and more.

This reimagined, wildlife-centric LED-lights display features over 30 of the Zoo’s most beloved animals including giraffes, elephants, orangutans, lemurs, koalas, and condors.

Guests can enjoy several animated and interactive displays and numerous photo ops including drums that change tree lights; a beautiful kaleidoscope of lights; glowing ring swings; a wisteria tunnel that leads to a light fountain; a cherry blossom-lined path; and a giant alligator, peacock, and bird wings.

New this year: a sensory inclusive evening on Wednesday, November 30.

LA Zoo Lights runs after regular zoo operating hours; admission to LA Zoo Lights is separate from general admission. Since this is a special evening event, there are no live animals on view. They will be off-exhibit and in their night quarters.

Allow 60 - 90 minutes for this self-guided experience.  Zoo Lights is a rain-or-shine event.   Here's what we had to say about our Zoo Lights experience in a previous year.

LA Lights runs from November 18 - January 22, 2023.

Photo Credit: Jamie Pham/GLAZA

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