Zoo Lights Pre-Christmas


December 19 to 23; 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Come get a feeling for the San Francisco Zoo at night under magical holiday lights! Take a moonlight meander through the Zoo as it sparkles with cheer. Make your way from Entry Village to the Elinor Friend Playground for some magical playtime under the stars. Stop by to see Santa Claus to put in some last-minute requests. Grab some hot apple cider or cocoa and head over to the Playfield Lawn pay a visit to Santa's special reindeer Belle, Holly, Peppermint, and Velvet. And did we mention there will be snow? Yes, there will be light snow flurries at Zoo Lights, so bundle up! 

Also at Zoo Lights, December 19-23: 
December 19: Book signing of 100 Things to Do in San Francisco Before You Die (We're in it!)
Midway games
Food truck
Silent Disco ($5 charge)
Holiday marketplace (starting Dec. 20)
Carousel rides
Costumed characters
Live entertainment
Animal viewing: giraffes, koalas, Komodo dragon, reindeer
Special exhibition Nature Connects

Featured Entertainment:
12/12 The Tap Dancing Christmas Trees 5:30
Dan Holzman, Comedy Juggler 6:00 and 7:15
12/13 Steve Cheney, Ventriloquist 5:30 and 7:15
12/14 Jeremy the Juggler 5:30 and 7:15
12/19 El Camino High School Dance Group 5:30
Jacquiline Lynaugh, Storyteller 6:00 and 7:15
BookPALS, Storyteller (Lemur Cafe) 5:30 and 7:00
12/20 The Raytones, Rock Band for Kids 5:30 and 6:45
BookPALS, Storyteller (Lemur Cafe) 5:30 and 7:00
12/21 Professor Paradox, Magic 5:30 and 7:15
BookPALS, Storyteller (Lemur Cafe) 5:30 and 7:00
12/22 San Francisco City Chorus 5:30 and 7:15
12/23 The Tap Dancing Christmas Trees 5:30                                
Heather Rogers, Magic 6:00 and 7:15
12/26 Jeremy the Juggler 5:30 and 7:15
12/27 Cotton Candy Express, Kids' Rock Band  5:30 and 7:15
12/28 Karen Quest, Cowgirl Tricks 5:30 and 7:15
12/29 Blind Lemon Pledge, Blues Band 5:30 and 7:15
12/30 The Puppet Company, Animal Tales 5:30 and 7:15

Please note: Zoo Lights is dark on Dec. 24 and 25. Last daily Zoo admission is at 3:30 pm; guests must exit the Zoo grounds at 4:00 pm to re-enter for Zoo Lights. The Zoo Lights schedule varies, see what's happening on Dec. 12-14 and on Dec. 26-30.

Zoo Lights Admission:
Members: Free
Adults: $7.00
Kids ages 4-14: $5.00
Kids 3 and under: Free
Parking: $8.00