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Dallas Zoo Lights

Dallas Zoo

After the animals head in for the evening, the Dallas Zoo will transform into a winter wonderland with over one million twinkling lights illuminating ZooNorth throughout the holiday season. This year, discover realistic silk-covered lanterns in the shape of your favorite animals, plus even more light displays and festivities for the entire family!

Dallas Zoo Lights Activities:

  • Holiday Light Show
  • Santa meet-and-greet
  • Nature ornament-making activity
  • Nightly musical performances throughout ZooNorth
  • Rainbow Arch
  • Whimsical African watering hole at Lantern Ridge
  • Santa’s Sleigh photo op
  • Elves’ Workshop at the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo with Animal Encounters every 30 minutes
  • S’mores, specialty donuts, funnel cakes, and hot chocolate
    …and MUCH more!

Adults-Only Night

Sponsored by Sprint. For one festive night only, guests age 21+ will have Dallas Zoo Lights all to themselves! December 5 from 6-10 p.m. Tickets are $19 in advance, $22 at the door. FREE for Members. Must be 21+ to enter.

Sensory Friendly Night

Modifications will be made to make Dallas Zoo Lights more comfortable for those with sensory sensitivities or anyone who may benefit from reduced flashing lights and sounds. December 2 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 per adults, $10 per child, and FREE for Members


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650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway · Dallas, TX 75203