San Antonio Zoo – Zoo Lights

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November 19, 2022 @ 8:00 am - January 2, 2023 @ 5:00 pm CST

With thousands of colorful lights and shimmering decorations spread throughout, San Antonio Zoo - Zoo Lights is nothing short of pure holiday magic!

Marvel at life-sized animal lanterns such as a 15-foot-tall giraffe, pay a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, or snap pictures or wander in the light tunnel. While taking in the beauty and splendor of 32-foot LED trees and other light displays, enjoy hot cocoa and roasted s’mores.

Date and Time

Zoo Lights illuminates from November 19, 2022, through January 2, 2023.

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Zoo Lights Activities

San Antonio Zoo – Zoo Lights returns with plenty of festivities and seasonal joy. Delight in the following excitement during your visit:

  • Holiday Sing-A-Long Express
  • Water Wonderland
  • Holiday Plaza
  • Starry Safari
  • Lakeside Lightshow
  • FAO Schwarz Tony Parker Animal Collection
  • North Pole
  • Fa La La Flamingo
  • Camel Trek
  • Cowboy’s Peppermint Path
  • Polar Point


Zoo Lights is included in your San Antonio Zoo general admission and is FREE for members.

Covid-19 Information

Face masks are encouraged but are required for Behind-the-Scenes experiences.

Other Attractions in San Antonio

Kick off your trip with loads of fun with these other attractions:

Experience Zoo Lights at San Antonio Zoo

Find glittering displays and spectacular installations everywhere you look at San Antonio Zoo – Zoo Lights! This annual event promises to be brighter than before, with new attractions and illuminated tunnels.

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Spot your favorite life-size animal at the Starry Safari, decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus, and hop aboard the Holiday Sing-Along Express train ride. Plus, belt out the Christmas soundtrack or groove to lively holiday beats.

Grab your Santa hat and inject some wildness into your Christmas celebration. Meanwhile, you can extend your trip into a vacation with a San Antonio vacation package.


November 19, 2022 @ 8:00 am CST
January 2, 2023 @ 5:00 pm CST
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San Antonio Zoo
3903 N St Mary's St
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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(210) 734-7184
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With thousands of colorful lights and shimmering decorations, San Antonio Zoo - Zoo Lights is nothing short of pure holiday magic!