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November 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019
5:00PM - 9:00PM
Magical lights and a holiday tradition. Nov. 23-Jan. 6 (closed Dec. 24). $6-$12.

A Holiday Tradition

Experience the magic
of 700,000 LED lights.
See the Zoo transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with over 700,000 lights. The holiday spirit comes aglow in this magical world of dazzling 3-D animal light displays.
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Twinkling penguins
(and turtles, tigers, bears...)
A 100-foot giant octopus on the roof. Walruses and polar bears sparkling on the lawn; shimmering Mt. Rainier. Camel rides, a vintage carousel and some new surprises await you at Zoolights 2018.
Warm up with sharks
in the South Pacific Aquarium
Visit our South Pacific Aquarium: home to 16 sharks and open during Zoolights. NOTE: Our new Pacific Seas Aquarium is closed during Zoolights. See it before 3:30pm and stay for Zoolights with a Combo Pass! (see below)
Zoolights Top 10

ticket prices

Zoolights onlyPrice
Zoolights online $10
Zoolights at Fred Meyer stores$10
Zoolights front gate$12
Zoolights members (online or at gate)$6
2 and underFREE
Combo Pass*Price*
Combo Adult 13-64$25
Combo Senior 65+$24
Combo Youth 5-12$21
Combo Tot 3-4$17
2 and underFREE
Parking is FREE.
* Combo Passes allow day and Zoolights admission. Available daily at front gate only. See all hours.
PLEASE NOTE: The Pacific Seas Aquarium is CLOSED during Zoolights hours. Arrive before 3:30 pm and upgrade to a Combo Pass to see it, then enjoy our cafe, carousel and gift shop between 4pm Zoo closure and 5pm Zoolights opening.
The South Pacific Aquarium - home to 16 sharks - is open during Zoolights.

Zoolights fun

Top 10 Things to Do
Zoolights Tips
Recycle your lights
Holiday Gift Ideas
Zoolights FAQ

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Combo Pass deal!
See both Zoolights AND the new Pacific Seas Aquarium (only open during the day) with a Combo Pass. Arrive before 3:30pm and upgrade your regular ticket at the gate.