Zoo Lights


Nightly, December 19 to 30 (dark on Dec. 24 and 25)
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, it will be snowing at Zoo Lights, so bundle up! 

Also at Zoo Lights, December 19-23: 
Midway Games
Food truck
Silent Disco
Holiday Marketplace
Carousel rides
Costumed characters
Live entertainment
Animal viewing: giraffes, koalas, and Komodo dragon

Come for the day, stay for the lights!

* Last daily Zoo admission is at 3:30 and guests must exit the Zoo grounds at 4:00 pm.

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