Kick-off the Holidays at the L.A. Zoo Lights

L.A. Zoo Lights is back for its fourth year and it's a great way to kick-off the Holidays! The kids had so much last year, we just had to come back. It's going on for seven weeks at the Los Angeles Zoo from November 17, 2017 through January 7, 2018 (except on November 23 and December 24/25).

A good portion of The L.A. Zoo aglow with LED lights by the thousands with a disco ball forest, glittering twinkle tunnel, 3-D animated projections and more. So make sure to grab a map when you enter - all the installations and shows are listed. New this year - the musical Christmas tree when you enter the zoo, a re-imagined water show (located near the LAIR exit) with its "Wild Wonderland" finale spotlighting endangered & vulnerable species and a new "North Pole" setting for Santa photos.

You can expect to spend between 1.5 to 2 hours at The L.A. Zoo Lights starting at 6 p.m.- don't forget to bundle up! Kids will ask to see the animals but since they're asleep, the only ones to view are the herd of real reindeer in their "Reindeer Village" habitat AND the multitude of amphibians, invertebrates and reptiles in the LAIR.

Have your cameras ready...there's so many fun photo ops!

Ticket Info:

Admission to L.A. Zoo Lights is $10 with online purchase for all ages (2 and older) and times during "Preview Week" from November 17 to 22. Thereafter, admission prices vary and range from $14.95 to $19.95 for adults (13+) and $11.95 to $14.95 for children (2-12). Children under age 2 are free. Tickets for members of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association are $10 during the entire run, the deepest member discount ever offered. A special unlimited-access L.A. Zoo Lights Season Pass, with express entry privileges nightly, is $49.95 for adults and $44.95 for children ages 2 to 12. Tickets for HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR are $75 per person (ages 21 and up), or $70 for GLAZA members. FAMILY NEW YEAR'S EVE tickets are $69 for adults (13+) and $45 for children (2-12), or $64 and $40 for GLAZA members. Holiday Happy Hour and Family New Year’s Eve benefits require a separate ticket, even for Season Pass holders. All L.A. Zoo Lights events and evenings take place on a "rain-or-shine" basis, with no rain checks issued. For more info, visit

**Denny’s is offering a free child’s ticket to L.A. Zoo Lights with the purchase of two paid adult tickets to customers who visit Denny’s locations in the Greater Los Angeles Area or register for Denny’s on Demand at from November 13 through January 7. Complete offer details available at Denny’s locations.**

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