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San Antonio, TX – Zoo Lights Holiday Nights is open nightly from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., November 27 thru January 3. Zoo lights Holiday Nights is closed December 24 & 25. 

Regular Zoo day hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Zoo Lights Holiday Nights hours are from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. On December 24 & 25, regular Zoo day hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Remember, Zoo Lights Holiday Nights is closed on December 24 & 25. 

There is so much to see and do as guests wander through KaLIGHToscope, HoliZoo, Frozen Fun, Zoominaria and other areas aglow in the holiday spirit. Venture through Cut Tree Forest to the North Pole where you can visit with Santa and get your picture taken, too!

Special Zoo Lights collectables are available in the Zoo's gift shops.

Our Wishing Tree embraces the meaning of the holidays. A special Wishing Tree filled with ornaments is located in the Beastro Restaurant. Each ornament will represent one student's trip to the San Antonio Zoo given by a generous guest like you! For ONLY $10 , guests can sponsor an ornament and help a child's dream come true.

Admission to Zoo Lights is $10.25 for members; $12.25 for non-members. Tickets are available online. For more information, contact Debbie Rios-Vanskike at or (210) 734-7184 x 1043.