"LA Zoo Lights" Returns This Holiday Season With the World's Largest Illuminated Pop-Up Storybook!

Updated: Oct 31, 2020

The Los Angeles Zoo, once again, will become a holiday wonderland starting November 15, 2019, through January 5, 2020. The Zoo will glow with LED lights by the thousands, creating a festive atmosphere this holiday season with Santa and a herd of real reindeer.

This year, LA Zoo Lights features the world's largest illuminated pop-up storybook, more light animals than ever before, beautiful hand-crafted Chinese silk lanterns, and a high-tech interactive display where dancing lights respond to guests' voices.

There is no better way to celebrate the holidays! You get to explore a wild wonderland of light, under the stars at the beautiful L.A. Zoo, and enjoy seasonal treats and visits with Santa for an exciting and festive family-friendly experience every night throughout the entire holiday season.

The Zoo grounds will transform into a holiday wonderland with a disco ball forest, whimsical 3-D animations, a water-laser show and much more. You will be greeted at the Zoo entrance with a stunning 90-foot-long shimmering wall of lights featuring wintery snowflake displays set to music. Zoo Lights' popular Twinkle Tunnel has been expanded, upgraded and is now more Instagramable than ever.  These enhancements will create an immersive "Tunnel of Lights" vibe within the massive 225 foot-long structure.

Highlights This Year:

  • World’s Largest Illuminated Pop-Up Book - created exclusively for the L.A. Zoo.

  • Capture holiday memories in a photo with Santa Claus in a charming new setting on select dates.

  • Warm up with hot cocoa and other holiday treats available for purchase.

  • Become part of the show with glowing merchandise available for purchase.

  • Park for free every night.

Santa Claus will be available for photos from 6 – 9:30 p.m. on the following selected dates: November 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, and December 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16-23. Photos with Santa require an additional fee and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Prices vary by package. You can get more info at LAZooLights.org/Santa.

Los Angeles Zoo is located at 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027, (323) 644-4200. To buy your tickets in advance, click here. For more information, please visit LA Zoo's official website.