LA Zoo Lights are Back Starting in November!

Prepare to step into L.A.’s brightest holiday tradition.

Starting this November 27, The LA Zoo will once again be transformed into a fantastical wonderland where glowing light animals roam the lands.


Expect decked-out animal-themed LED lights, lasers, 3D projections, and spectacular new water, light and music displays. Enjoy holiday treats and goodies, all under the stars. Real reindeers will also be on display down at Reindeer Romp Village and Santa (on select dates) will even make a few stops at the beloved zoo during the holiday.

General admission tickets range from $10-$14 but we found discount tickets via Goldstar for $8-$10 (not including fees).

For those of you who want to get real fancy, the LA Zoo will have a Holiday Happy Hour on Thursday, December 10, 2015.

$75 gets you express VIP entry and gourmet hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and specialty holiday cocktails in the zoo’s exclusive lounge. Limited tickets are available for this one.

A Family New Year’s Eve package is also available, it includes express admission to L.A. Zoo Lights, a dinner buffet with soft drinks and dessert, a carousel ride, crafts, DJ dance party, and the live broadcast of the Times Square ball drop. Adults (21+) can raise a toast with complimentary champagne and kids with sparkling apple cider. A cash bar will be available during the evening. After the party, families are welcome to explore the L.A. Zoo Lights grounds until closing.

Tickets cost $65 Adult/$40 Child and Members cost: $60 Adult/$35 Child.

LA Zoo Lights
Image via LA Zoo

LA Zoo Lights run from November 27, 2015 through January 3, 2016

This is a rain-or-shine event.

Since LA Zoo Lights is a special evening event, the only animals on display will be the reindeer at Reindeer Romp Village and the critters within the L.A.I.R.

Parking is FREE! 

Location: Los Angeles Zoo 5333 Zoo Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90027

For more information, schedules and ticket purchases visit the



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