November 25 - January 1
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Experience the magic!
See the Zoo transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with more than a half-million lights. The holiday spirit comes aglow in this magical world of dazzling 3-D animal light displays.
Twinkling lights, treats, animals & more
Animal light displays for 2016 include hammerhead sharks and sea turtles, carnivorous plants and their insect prey, a whimsical 30-foot-wide underwater landscape, a majestic polar bear family, and a gorgeous giant Pacific octopus.
Ride a camel, enjoy tasty treats, and take a spin on the carousel. You can even wrap up your holiday shopping with our unique gift ideas. There's always something new to see and do at Zoolights!
Zoolights Top 10 Fun Activities
Tips for your Zoolights visit
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Zoolights Dates: Nov. 25 - Jan. 1 Zoolights Hours: 5 pm - 9 pm
Closed Dec. 24. Open Dec. 25 & Jan. 1
Zoolights Prices Combo Pass*
|Zoo Front Gate
|Online & Fred Meyer (Non-Members)
|Online & Zoo Front Gate (Members)||$5.00
| 2 & Younger
|Parking||FREE||2 & Younger
Group discountCorporate groups of 100 or more enjoy a discounted price of $7.50 per person. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase your tickets.
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In honor of their service, US military veterans can enjoy discounted Zoolights rates of $8 per person on Nov 28, Nov 30, Dec 5, Dec 7, Dec 12, and Dec 14, as well as discounts in the gift shop. Tickets must be purchased at the Zoo's front gate. Individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the US military and dependents are eligible for this discount. Please bring military ID to receive your discount.
the season to recycle
- Holiday Lights Recycling Program: Help us keep thousands of holiday lights out of the landfill. Drop off your old or broken lights at one of our designated bins.
- Wreath-cycled Challenge: Help us decorate the Carousel with wreaths made completely from recycled materials. You could win tickets to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium or our sister zoo, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. Stay tuned for details!
Give the perfect gift
Share the magic and excitement of the Zoo with a membership, animal adoption, or Eye-to-Eye Shark Dive! Check out these unique holiday gift ideas.
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