ZooLights! will be brighter and more sparkling than ever as this festive, family-fun light event returns for its 12th anniversary year. Over 200 lighted animal and holiday-themed displays will glisten in the December night as you make your way throughout Zoo grounds. Enjoy dinner in the Beastro, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate or check out our vast array of tasty treats!
Pick up a set of hologram glasses to walk along lit pathways and through popular 135-foot lighted tunnel – it’s a crowd favorite! Take a ride on the Conservation Carousel (weather permitting) and then stop in to see Santa Claus at the Santa Station. Finish off the night with a stop at the Wild Zootique to finish your holiday shopping. It’s Utah’s brightest holiday family tradition – it’s ZooLights at Utah’s Hogle Zoo!
Nightly Entertainment and Activities
Most evenings feature a fun family or child activity such as ice carvers, crafts, temporary tattoos, animal bio facts and more! Check the ZooLights calendar of events for what’s going on. All activities are free with your paid ZooLights admission.
For a night-by-night detailed calendar of activities, Click Here
to go the ZooLights! calendar.
Zoo Member Nights
December 4th (Zoo Members admitted for only $5 per person these two dates only).
December 5th (Zoo Members admitted for only $5 per person these two dates only).
November 30th – December 31st (Closed Christmas Day)
Sunday – Wednesday: 5:30 to 9 pm
Thursday – Saturday: 5:30 to 10 pm
Christmas Eve: 5:30 to 9 pm
Christmas Day: Closed
New Years Eve: 5:30 to 9 pm
Adults – $9.95
Member Adults – $8.95
Children (3-12) – $7.95
Member Children (3-12) – $6.95
Seniors (65+ ) – $8.95
Member Seniors (65+ ) – $7.95
Toddlers (2 & under) FREE
(Must show valid Zoo membership card for discount)