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Zoo Lights

See the Zoo in a whole new light!

November 18, 2016 - January 1, 2017

This year humans aren't the only one who have decorated their homes for the holidays! Over 300,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights set to a musical soundscape, have transformed your Zoo into a holiday light display like none you've ever seen. Join the thousands of visitors of all ages this inaugural year and make Zoo Lights a part of your annual holiday tradition.



  • Santa's Workshop (Saturday & Sunday only) enjoy picture time with Picsolve and Santa
  • Santa's Workshop (Monday thru Friday) is being taken over by elves and some of the Zoo's resident critters. Make sure to bring your own camera for this fun-time photo opportunity. 
  • Hundreds of thousands of lights
  • A winter wonderland, complete with snow flurries
  • Animal light sculptures and a 20-foot snowman
  • A total holiday immersion complete with visual splendor,
    holiday music and even holiday scents!
  • Carousel rides**
  • Roast s'mores and sip hot cocoa by a fire**
  • Meet-and-greet with Santa, photo packages optional**

*Daytime admission (including membership) does not include Zoo Lights. 

The Zoo will close for the day at 4:00 p.m. and re-opens at 6:00 p.m.
during Zoo Lights (except Dec 24 and 25)

**Additional charges apply 



This year, YOUR San Antonio Zoo shines bright as 300,000 enviornmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland, making it the perfect holiday party venue.
Reservations are now open (November 18, 2016 - January 1, 2017) EXCEPT December 24 & 25.

Become a member today – it lasts for a full year, gets you a discount on Zoo Lights, and many other benefits!