Update: Check the latest 2020 Holiday Events in LA as LA Zoo Lights will not be available this 2020.
Avail of LA Zoo Lights Discount Tickets: COMP (limited availability) & $10.50 to $18.50 and visit L.A. Zoo after-hours to see glowing animals, the world’s largest illuminated pop-up storybook, a magical disco ball forest, giant glittering snowflakes, and a twinkling tunnel filled with dynamic swirls of color. This year’s Los Angeles Zoo Lights features more light animals than ever before, spectacular new additions – both hand-crafted and high-tech – and returning favorites.
Note: Purchase LA Zoo Discount Tickets to save on daytime admission. LA Zoo Christmas Lights is a special event held after regular Zoo hours.
LA Zoo Lights Tickets (Full Online Price)
Preview Week – November 15-21
Adults (13+) and Children (2-12) – $12 + $1.05 convenience fee per ticket
Value Nights – November 22-27, December 2-4, December 9-11
Adults (13+) $14.95 and Children (2-12) $11.95 + $1.05 convenience fee per ticket
Premium Nights – November 29-December 1, December 5-8, December 12-23, December 26-January 5
Adults (13+) $21.95 and Children (2-12) $16.95 + $1.05 convenience fee per ticket.
LA Zoo Lights Price range from $12 to $21.95. Kids under 2 are free. To save on LA Zoo Lights tickets, use the following LA Zoo Lights Discount deals.
LA Zoo Lights Discount Tickets
Deal #1: LA Zoo Lights Discount – COMP – $18.50.
Deal #2: LA Zoo Lights Groupon Discount – $11 discount for adult or child tickets
Deal #3: LA Zoo Lights Military Discount is available at the Box Office at the time of purchase. Show your valid military ID.
Note: No LA Zoo Lights Coupon Code needed to avail of COMP tickets &/or discount tickets. A minimal service fee may apply.
LA Zoo Lights Dates
LA Zoo Lights Festival will run from November 15, 2019, to January 5, 2019. It will be closed for Thanksgiving November 28, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
LA Zoo Lights Hours
Guests with 6 p.m. tickets may enter any time from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests with 7:30 p.m. tickets may enter any time from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Things to do at LA Zoo Lights 2019
Take a self-guided 60- to 90-minute stroll through a large area of the Zoo filled with wildlife-inspired displays, dynamic lights and projections, immersive interactive experiences, fabulous photo ops, and seasonal magic.
Enter a fantastical realm to discover more light animals than ever before – with tigers, lions, macaws, monkeys, meerkats, and flamingos “decorating” the Zoo just for you.
New for the 2019/2020 season, see the world’s largest illuminated pop-up storybook.
The zoo carousel will be open during L.A. Zoo Lights from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $3.
Take photos with Santa in a charming new setting on select dates.
Picture With Santa
Santa at Los Angeles Zoo Lights will be available for photos from 6 – 9:30 p.m. on selected dates through December 23.
Santa will be available on:
November 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30
December 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16-23
Photos with Santa require an additional fee and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Prices vary by package.
LA Zoo Lights Parking
Parking at LA Zoo Lights is free.
Be aware that regular commuter traffic around the Zoo on weeknight evenings is heaviest from 6 to 7 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 food and drinks will be available for purchase at Los Angeles Zoo Lights. Outside food and drinks are not permitted.
A valid ID is required for the purchase of alcoholic beverages once inside Zoo grounds.
Know Before You Go
What if it rains? – L.A. Zoo Lights is a rain-or-shine special event. Wear a raincoat or bring an umbrella if rain is on the weather forecast.
Will there be animals at the event? – Since Los Angeles Zoo Lights is a special evening event, the only animals on display will be the living amphibians, invertebrates, and reptiles that reside at the decked-out LAIR, and the Asian elephants, who can choose to be outside or in their barn. The rest of the Zoo’s animals will be off-exhibit and in their night quarters.
Strollers and wheelchairs are allowed.
Only service animals will be allowed.
LA Zoo Lights is located inside Los Angeles Zoo at 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Check other Los Angeles Holiday Events
- LA Arboretum Moonlight Forest Discount Tickets – COMP – $19
- Winter Fest OC Discount Tickets – COMP Tickets
- Descanso Gardens Enchanted Forest of Light – COMP – $26 Discount Tickets
- Living Desert Zoo Wildlights – $8.50 – $10 Discount Tickets
- Queen Mary Discount $18.85
- Chinese Lantern Festival Pomona – $5 – $20 Discount Tickets
- Knott’s Merry Farm Discount Tickets – $44 – $46
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