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November 19, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - January 9, 2022 @ 10:00 pm

Close up photo of the lights and sign at the Los Angeles Zoo in Los Angeles, California, USA

LA Zoo Lights has quickly become a holiday tradition for many! Each night during the holiday season, the zoo lights up with whimsical displays.

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This festive event is returning for the 2021-22 season with even more glowing animals! In addition, take an unforgettable nighttime journey that includes:

  • the world’s largest illuminated pop-up storybook
  • a magical disco ball forest
  • giant glittering snowflakes
  • a twinkling tunnel filled with dynamic swirls of color

A holiday tradition that began in 2014, this year’s event features more light animals than ever before with spectacular new additions.

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Dates and Times - LA Zoo Lights

LA Zoo Lights are held from November 19 - January 9 from 6 pm until 10 pm.

Closed November 25 (Thanksgiving Day), December 24 (Christmas Eve) and December 25 (Christmas Day)

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Tickets for LA Zoo Lights

Value Nights*

Adults (13+) $22.00 • Children (2-12) $16.00 • Members $15.00

Premium Nights*

Adults (13+) $24.00 • Children (2-12) $17.00 • Members $15.00

Children younger than 2 are free.

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*Convenience fee may apply. No refunds. Discount code required for member pricing. Member pricing not valid December 17 – 23.

Three sessions will be available for purchase nightly to aid in efforts to socially distance
6:00 p.m. •7:00 p.m. •8:00 p.m.

Purchase your tickets and find our more information.


  • Guests with:
    • 6:00 p.m. tickets may enter any time from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    • 7:00 p.m. tickets may enter any time from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    • 8:00 p.m. tickets may any time from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • The Box Office at the Zoo is open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Be aware that regular commuter traffic around the Zoo on weeknight evenings is heaviest from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • All parking lot gates are open to enter and exit the lot.
  • Parking is also available in adjacent lots at the Autry Museum and the lot south of the main lot.
  • Lots of great food and drinks are available in the Zoo. Outside food and drinks are not permitted.

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November 19 @ 6:00 pm
January 9, 2022 @ 10:00 pm
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Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
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(323) 644-4200
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