Zoolights runs Nov. 29, 2019 to Jan. 5, 2020

See the Zoo transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with more than 700,000 lights. The holiday spirit comes aglow in this magical world of dazzling 3-D animal light displays. 

Twinkling lights, treats, animals & more

Animal light displays for 2019 include a baby tapir, tamandua, beaver and wolf pups, as well as a Sasquatch hiding out among the lights.

Ride a camel, enjoy tasty treats, and take a spin on the carousel. Warm up with make-your-own s'mores stations at cafe deck firepits. Visit our sharks, jellies, meerkats and more. You can even wrap up your holiday shopping with our unique gift ideas

There's always something new to see and do at Zoolights!


Zoolights DatesNov. 29 - Jan. 5                     

Zoolights only Price
Zoolights online $11
Zoolights at Fred Meyer stores $11
Zoolights front gate $13
Zoolights members (online or at gate) $6.50
2 and under FREE
Daytime/Zoolights Combo Ticket* Price*
Combo Adult 13-64 $28
Combo Senior 65+ $27
Combo Youth 5-12 $24
Combo Tot 3-4 $20
2 and under FREE

* Daytime/Zoolights Combo Tickets allow daytime and Zoolights admission on the same day. Thur-Mon Nov. 29-Dec. 23 and Daily Dec. 26-Jan. 5. Purchase tickets at Zoo front gate. See all hours.
PLEASE NOTE: The Pacific Seas Aquarium closes at 4pm and is CLOSED during Zoolights hours. To see it, arrive early and upgrade to a Combo Ticket. Then enjoy our cafe, carousel and gift shop between 4pm Zoo closure and 5pm Zoolights opening.
The South Pacific Aquarium - home to over a dozen sharks - is OPEN during Zoolights.

  • Friday, Nov. 29 - Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020
  • Location: 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma, WA
  • Phone: (253) 591-5337
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: Admission varies, see description below
  • November 29, 2019 to January 6, 2020
  • Point Defiance Zoo + Aquarium
  • Admission varies, see description below
  • Recurring daily