Updated: Sep 24, 2020
L.A. Zoo Lights is back and brighter than ever. The event promises more lights and more nights of dazzling magic to kick off the "ZOO-LA-BRATION" of the L.A.'s Zoo's 50th Anniversary. L.A. Zoo Lights has been captivating guests for an ideal family outing, meet-up with friends or date night with self-guided 60- to 90-minute walking tour through select areas of the Zoo. While most animal residents are asleep, visitors can view the LAIR's amphibians, invertebrates and reptiles as well as enjoy the only opportunity in Los Angeles to see a real reindeer family comprised of two adults and two adorable babies. A glittering snow-covered setting for photos with Santa Claus, available for an additional fee on select dates, captures holiday memories, and the Zoo's hand-crafted Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel is open during L.A. Zoo Lights, with $3 per person on-site tickets. L.A. Zoo Lights has attracted nearly 350,000 people over a two-year span.
The Seven-Week event features fanciful menagerie of animal characters brought to life, LED lights by the Thousands, giant Illuminated Snowflakes, "Red Carpet" 50th Anniversary Party, disco ball forest, glittering twinkle tunnels and stunning 3-D animated projections, spectacular new waterfall feature in the Children's Zoo and Shadow Puppet Installation that set the zoo aglow with wonder and delight to top "Holiday Must" destination list.
L.A. Zoo Lights 2016 Also Presents Early-Bird All-Ages $9 Discount Admission (Nov 18-23, Nov 28-Dec 1 with online purchase), New Unlimited Visits Season Pass, Exclusive HOLIDAY HAPPY HOURS for Ages 21-and-Up on December 8 and 15 and FAMILY NEW YEAR'S EVE For All Ages Friday, November 18, 2016, through Sunday, January 8, 2017 (except November 24, December 24 and 25) 6 to 10 pm Nightly Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Admission to L.A. Zoo Lights is $9 with online purchase for all ages and times during the Early-Bird admission period from November 18 to 23 and November 28 to December 1. Thereafter, admission prices vary and start at $14 for adults and $11 for children ages 2 to 12. GLAZA members enjoy ticket discounts of up to 33%. Children under age 2 are free. This year's new unlimited-access L.A. Zoo Lights Season Pass, with express entry privileges nightly, is $49 for adults and $44 for children ages 2 to 12 (Holiday Happy Hour and Family New Year’s Eve benefits require a separate ticket). Tickets for HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR are $75 per person (ages 21 and up). FAMILY NEW YEAR'S EVE tickets are $69 for adults and $45 for children ages 2 to 12, or $64 (adults) and $40 (children) for GLAZA members. All L.A. Zoo Lights events and evenings take place on a "rain-or-shine" basis, with no rain checks issued. Visit LAZoolights.org for details and to purchase tickets. The Los Angeles Zoo is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. Free parking is available. 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027, (323) 644-4200. For additional information about L.A. Zoo Lights, call 866-949-8007; call center hours are 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week. For tickets and more, visit LAZoolights.org
Sponsors of L.A. Zoo Lights include Service Systems Associates, 99 Cents Only Stores, Lyft, metroPCS, and Paramount.