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Iconic LA Zoo Lights Returns Nov. 19, Tickets On Sale Now

A beloved Southern California holiday tradition returns Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, featuring nearly 50 nights of safe holiday fun. Reopening after a temporary closure last year due to the pandemic, L.A. Zoo Lights is a winter wonderland featuring wildlife-inspired displays, dynamic lights and projections, immersive interactive experiences, fabulous photo ops, and seasonal magic. Open nightly through Jan. 9, 2022, the event features holiday treats, food, and exciting entertainment. Tickets go on sale today at 10:00 a.m. online at or; advance reservations are strongly recommended. More information will be live later today at

Beginning Friday, Nov. 19, guests will enjoy exciting holiday features and entertainment for the 2021-2022 season, including beautifully lit animals, unique hand-crafted Chinese silk lanterns, and a high-tech interactive display where dancing lights respond to guests' voices. Every evening from Nov. 19 - Jan. 9, it will be a holiday wonderland with a disco ball forest, whimsical 3-D animations, and much more. Guests will be greeted at the Zoo entrance with a stunning 90-foot-long shimmering wall of lights featuring wintery snowflake displays set to music. Zoo Lights' popular Twinkle Tunnel returns and is now more Instagramable than ever. These enhancements will create an immersive "Tunnel of Lights" experience within the massive 200-foot-long structure.


L.A. ZOO LIGHTS 2021-22 FEATURES: Capture holiday memories with a Holiday Sled in a charming new setting at Eucalyptus Grove

Warm-up with hot cocoa and other holiday treats

Become part of the experience with glowing merchandise available for purchase

Enjoy holiday entertainment on weekends

Park for free every night


Face masks are required for all guests aged two and older in indoor and enclosed public settings, including retail and food service locations, and restrooms. Guests who are not fully vaccinated are recommended by the CDC to wear face masks outdoors as well. Changes to the event status may occur. To ensure your safety and the safety of our staff, the Zoo continues to monitor local COVID-19 trends and meet or exceed protocols mandated by local governments. By purchasing tickets to this event, unless prohibited by law, you agree to abide by the health and safety measures in effect at the time of the event. Entry requirements and venue protocols are subject to change. Be sure to check your event venue website for the latest information.


L.A. Zoo Lights is a self-guided 60-to-90-minute stroll through a large area of the Zoo featuring wildlife-inspired displays, dynamic lights and projections, immersive interactive experiences, fabulous photo ops, and seasonal magic like giant glowing animals. Plus, there will be holiday treats, food, entertainment on weekends, and more.


Nightly from Nov. 19, 2021 - Jan. 9, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Closed Nov. 25, Dec. 24 & 25.) Three entrance times at 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 8:00 p.m. nightly.


Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027


Visit for more details. Website will be live later today, Oct. 12.


The L.A. Zoo strongly recommends purchasing date-specific general admission tickets online before visiting. NOTE: General admission tickets sell quickly. Please verify your selected date before making your purchase. Tickets go on-sale Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 10:00 a.m. online at or (Direct Ticketmaster Link:

About the Los Angeles Zoo

Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the landmark Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, drawing more than 1.8 million visitors each year, is home to a diverse collection of over 2,300 animals representing 270 different species, 58 of which are endangered. Its lush grounds on 133 acres feature various plant species from around the world and California including many rare and endangered species. The Zoo is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. For information, call (323) 644-4200 or visit the L.A. Zoo website at

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