The beloved tunnel entrance will make its renovated debut during this event, twice voted best Zoo lights in the nation!

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Mon — Thu: Unlimited Visits
Fri — Sun: 1 FREE Weekend Visit




Kids & Seniors


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November 23 - December 31, 2018

Sunday – Thursday 3-8 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 3-9 p.m.
The Zoo remains open for one additional hour after gates close to allow guests to complete their visit. The Lights Before Christmas ticket price applies all day.

Making your holiday traditions merry and bright!

Tunnel Re-Opening

Re-live the memories this holiday season!

Opening Night
Nov. 23

The much anticipated tunnel re-opening ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. and the annual tree-lighting ceremony at approximately 6:10 p.m.

Rides and

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Scenes of

Watch this spectacular light show projected on the Carnivore Cafe. All-new show for 2018!


Enjoy traditional favorites, Zoo originals and, of course, our famous hot chocolate!

Holiday Caroling
At The Zoo

Click here to see all the caroling groups spreading holiday cheer throughout Zoo grounds.

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