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Where wildlife meets wild lights! ZooLights! returns to Hogle Zoo for it's 6th holiday season, with more sparkling lights, over 300 animated light displays and more nightly fun than ever before! Stop for a delicious dinner at the new Beastro, enjoy indoor seating with views of the lights and top it off with a deep fried s'more for dessert! Grab your hologram glasses to walk along lit pathways and through the NEW 135 foot tunnel of light. Get up close with a Polar Bear, Seals, and Sea Lions in the heated underwater viewing building in Rocky Shores. Take a ride on the Conservation Carousel (weather permitting) and then stop in to see Santa at the Macy's Santa Station! Finish off the night with a stop at the Wild Zootique to finish your holiday shopping.

Help Us Switch on the Lights!

December 1st at 5:30 pm come see santa flip the switch and light up the zoo to officially start the 6th year of ZooLights!

Nightly Entertainment and Activities

Each night of the week will be a different performance or activty. Check out our calendar of events for all the details! All activities are free of charge with ZooLights admission.


  • Kids Crafts
  • Glow in the Dark Tattoos
  • Carolers
  • Ice Carving
  • Small Animal Encounters

Holiday Gift Ideas

Give a gift that will keep on giving! Shop for fun toys for our Zoo animals or buy a Zoo Membership for your family or as a gift for someone else. Enrich your life and theirs with the season's most unique gift of all, perfect for families and the person that has everything! Click here for some great holiday gift ideas.

Family Friendly Early New Year's Countdown

Get the kids in bed on time while still letting them ring in the new year, with our early countdown at 9 pm at ZooLights! Kids can do a new years craft, get a noise maker, and count down with our lighted countdown display. Come early to see all the lights and enjoy the last night of ZooLights.

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Details and Specs

Event Date: Dec 01, 2013 05:30 PM - Dec 31, 2013 08:00 PM
Hours of Operation: Not Listed
Notes: None Listed
Hours :Sunday - Wednesday ------------ 5:30 to 8 pm (grounds close at 9) Thursday - Saturday -------------- 5:30 to 9 pm (grounds close at 10) Christmas Day --------------------- Closed
Admission Prices :Adults - $7 Member Adults - $6 Children (3-12) - $5 Member Children (3-12) - $4 Seniors (65 ) - $5 Member Seniors (65 ) - $4 Toddlers (2 & under) FREE


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