Be wowed by all-new, stunning animal light displays
Be inspired by a whimsical 30-foot-wide underwater landscape, a 22-foot-wide rock crab with moving pincers and a glowing orange body, and more. Surprises await you at every turn!

Rediscover old favorites

Experience a magical world of over half-a-million lights, including a 100-foot Giant Pacific octopus lounging atop the aquarium, a massive roaring tiger head, majestic Mount Rainier, and the classic Flame Tree.

See Santa visit from the North Pole

Watch Santa (and his merry elf) dive with the sharks at 6 pm on December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23 in the South Pacific Aquarium.

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Ride a camel at night

Visitors as young as 3 can have an up-close experience with these amazing animals. A camel ride surrounded by twinkling lights makes a night at Zoolights twice as magical.

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Get up close to more than a dozen massive sharks
Warm up in the steamy South Pacific Aquarium and watch 5 species of sharks move gracefully through the water.

Explore a mysterious underwater world
Stroll through our two aquariums and be mesmerized by glowing jellyfish, a Giant Pacific octopus, seahorses, and thousands of other sea creatures.

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Meet amazing animals at Kids' Zone
Feed goats, marvel at a mob of meerkats, and meet other animals up-close at Kids' Zone. Zoo animals in other exhibit areas will be asleep off exhibit.

Take a spin on the holiday carousel
The beautiful Paul Titus Antique Carousel is open nightly during Zoolights. Take a ride for only $1.50 ($1.00 for Zoo members).

Warm up with hot cocoa and other tasty treats.
Savor the season with delicious drinks and treats available at the café and kiosks throughout the Zoo.

Shop for unique gifts
Discover the perfect gifts and stocking stuffers for your animal-loving friends and family members. Or share the excitement of the Zoo by giving a membership or shark dive experience. Explore other unforgettable gift ideas!