DATE November 23rd (evening) - December 31st (evening)
TIME 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
PRICE $15 – $25
AGES All ages
Zoo Lights 30th Anniversary
Celebrate the Season—SAFELY—with Your Family
It's official: Zoo Lights has been making magic, memories, and even marriages for 30 amazing years! Presented by?Your Hometown Toyota Stores, this illuminating annual event transforms Denver Zoo into Colorado's WILDEST winter wonderland. Don't miss this year's historic celebration, with more than a million lights sparkling over 80 acres—plus a host of special measures to keep your family safe and healthy.
PLEASE NOTE:?Tickets are ONLY available online, and Zoo Lights sells out every year. Be sure to secure your spot ASAP.?
Ticket On-Sale Dates:
Other Important Info:
- The first two weeks (11/23–12/3) are dedicated to MEMBERS ONLY and will be available at a special discounted rate. Adults, $20.? Kids 3 and up, $10.
- REGARDING THE 5-TICKET LIMIT: The 5-ticket limit has been instituted (in compliance with the city and county safety mandates) to keep you, your family and our staff safe—your cooperation and understanding is appreciated. For more information, contact our guest service team at 720.337.1400.
- All are welcome to attend Zoo Lights 12/4–12/31; however, member discounts will not apply during this time. Adults, $25. Kids 3 and up, $15.
- Denver Zoo will be closed Thanksgiving day (11/26) & Christmas Day (12/25)
- Daytime admission (including membership) does not include Zoo Lights.?
- Denver Zoo will close at 5:00 p.m. (entry gates close at 3:30 p.m. and reopen at 5:00 p.m. for Zoo Lights)
*Tickets must be used on the date listed on the ticket.
*Guests may enter within a 30-minute window starting at the time listed on the ticket. Please don’t arrive at the entry gate prior to the time listed on your ticket.?Once inside guests are welcome to stay until the event closes
*A ticket must be presented for entry into Zoo Lights. Confirmation letters and receipts will not be accepted for entry.
*If tickets are sold out online they will not be available at the door
*Daytime admission (including Denver Zoo Membership) does not include entry to Zoo Lights
*Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a person 16 or older
*For fastest entry, please print your ticket and present it at the entry gate
*No refunds, exchanges or date transfers
Purchase a Zoo Lights VIP Ticket Package, and you’ll enjoy exclusive access to both indoor and outdoor “warm-up” areas, with limited capacity to ensure safe social distancing. VIP packages available from 5:00–8:00 p.m., Monday, November 23–Thursday December 31.
VIP Admission Ticket to Zoo Lights Includes:
- Access to VIP Areas -Beer, Wine or Schnapps
- Zoo Lights Souvenir Mug w/ complimentary cocoa or cider
- DIY S’mores or Cookie Kit -Zoo Lights Souvenir HoloSpex Glasses
- Animal Demos inside Norgen Hall
Up Close Looks: Holiday Safari
Purchase this ticket package and choose an assortment of Denver Zoo's most fascinating Ambassadors—including one of our brilliant birds (hawk/owl, parrot, or kookaburra); rockin' reptiles (large snake, large lizard, or turtle/tortoise); and marvelous mammals (tamandua, Porcupine, or mystery mammal). You'll also get to meet and learn from our animal care experts as they introduce you to each amazing animal.
Up Close Looks: Rhino - SOLD OUT
Nothing lightens up a heavy year like an up-close-and-personal experience with a 3,000-pound pachyderm! With this exclusive ticket package, you’ll get to touch and scratch our robustly handsome black rhinoceros, Rudy, and learn from our animal care experts about his endangered species.
Note: Zoo Lights Up Close Looks: Rhino has sold out for the season. Fill out this form to be notified when more dates becomes available.
Up Close Looks: Okapi
Enhance your Zoo Lights experience with an Okapi Up-Close Look! Join us to meet Sekele, Romakari, or Kali during our most magical evenings of the year. During this experience, you and up to 3 members of your personal pod (4 total participants) will meet with an okapi zookeeper and learn what it takes to care for Denver Zoo's herd. You'll even get to feed them a special Zoo Lights treat!
Note: If you’ve already purchased Zoo Lights tickets, please email email@example.com for help changing your ticket reservations.
Make your evening even more brilliant with our Glow Package—including Zoo Lights Souvenir HoloSpex Glasses and a Zoo Lights Souvenir Mug with complimentary cocoa or cider.