Our Pick of the Week, L.A. ZOO LIGHTS takes place all weekend at the Los Angeles Zoo. This is the kick-off weekend for the nighttime holiday event which runs from Friday, November 27, 2015, through Sunday, January 3, 2016.
The event debuted last year to rave reviews, attracting more than 170,000 people. L.A. Zoo Lights has been nominated in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel awards as a contender for “Best Zoo Lights 2015.”
With awe-inspiring features providing a brand-new spin on holiday lights in Griffith Park, L.A. ZOO LIGHTS sets the Zoo’s enchanting environment aglow with breathtaking displays unlike anything seen in L.A. before, among them thousands upon thousands of LED lights, flurries of illuminated snowflakes, stunning 3-D animated projections, a musical light-and-water show and glittering light tunnels. A fanciful menagerie of animal characters brought to “life” include mischievous animated monkeys scampering through the grounds, a gigantic glowing snake coiled on a roof, a hillside with snowboarding iguanas, 3-D animated elephants wearing colorful holiday sweaters, an origami-type rhino lit from within and so much more.
L.A. ZOO LIGHTS is open every night, except Christmas Eve (December 24) and Christmas Day (December 25), from 6 to 10 pm Mondays through Thursdays, and 6 to 11 pm Fridays through Sundays and December 21 through 23.
L.A. ZOO LIGHTS is sure to top the “holiday tradition” destination list once more, with a trove of new lights and displays for an even brighter atmosphere of wonder and delight. Captivating guests for an ideal family outing, meet-up with friends or date night, L.A. ZOO LIGHTS’ self-guided 60- to 90-minute walking tour through select areas of the Zoo – while most L.A. Zoo animal residents are asleep — offers a unique visitor experience that features the only opportunity in Los Angeles to see real reindeer; visits with Santa Claus on select dates; and steaming hot chocolate, irresistible churros and other holiday treats and goodies for sale.
Early bird tickets are on sale now for general admission $10. Click HERE to purchase tickets.
The Los Angeles Zoo is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Free parking is available.
What: LA Zoo Lights
Where: The Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 644-4200