Explore the Zoo When It’s Lit



Allison Oliva

Chronicle Reporter


The Los Angeles Zoo has brought back their popular night lights show. The L.A. Zoo Lights is a not-to-be-missed nighttime holiday light experience that debuted in 2014 and has grown each year since.


The show is a 60-90 minute tour of a large area of the Zoo that features animal themed LEDs, lasers, 3D projections, and animated displays. The event also includes a “black light party” within The LAIR reptile house and a reimagined water show featuring extravagant animations. On select dates, attendees will be able to create holiday experiences by taking a picture with Santa Claus in a glittering snow-covered setting. One of the most exciting parts of the night will be the chance for the audience to see two real reindeer (including two babies) while enjoying delicious holiday treats like hot cocoa.


The event will start Nov. 18 and continue through Jan. 8 (except for Nov. 24, Dec. 24, and Dec. 25). Tickets for children ages two to twelve will cost $11 on weekdays and $14 on weekends or peak nights. Adult tickets will cost $14 on weekdays and $18 on weekends or peak nights.

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