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DATE November 23rd (evening) - December 31st (evening)

TIME 5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

PRICE $15 – $25

AGES All ages

Member Tickets On Sale Now

General Public Tickets On Sale 11/10!


Zoo Lights 30th Anniversary

Celebrate the Season—SAFELY—with Your Family

It's official: Zoo Lights has been making magic, memories, and even marriages for 30 amazing years! Presented by Your Hometown Toyota Stores, this illuminating annual event transforms Denver Zoo into Colorado's WILDEST winter wonderland. Don't miss this year's historic celebration, with more than a million lights sparkling over 80 acres—plus a host of special measures to keep your family safe and healthy.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are ONLY available online, and Zoo Lights sells out every year. Be sure to secure your spot ASAP. 

Ticket On-Sale Dates:

Denver Zoo Member Tickets ON SALE NOW
General Public: Tuesday, November 10 at 10:00 a.m.

Other Important Info:

  • The first two weeks (11/23–12/3) are dedicated to MEMBERS ONLY and will be available at a special discounted rate.  Adults, $20.  Kids 3 and up, $10.
  • REGARDING THE 5-TICKET LIMIT: The 5-ticket limit has been instituted (in compliance with the city and county safety mandates) to keep you, your family and our staff safe—Your cooperation and understanding is appreciated.  For more information, contact our guest service team at 720.337.1400.
  • All are welcome to attend Zoo Lights from 12/4–12/31; however, member discounts will not apply during this time.  Adults, $25.  Kids 3 and up, $15.
  • Denver Zoo will be closed Thanksgiving day (Nov. 26) &  Christmas Day (Dec. 25)
  • Daytime admission (including membership) does not include Zoo Lights. 
  • Denver Zoo will close at 5:00 p.m. (entry gates close at 3:30 p.m. and reopen at 5:00 p.m. for Zoo Lights)



*Tickets must be used on the date listed on the ticket.
*Guests may enter within a 30-minute window starting at the time listed on the ticket. Please don’t arrive at the entry gate prior to the time listed on your ticket. Once inside guests are welcome to stay until the event closes
*A ticket must be presented for entry into Zoo Lights. Confirmation letters and receipts will not be accepted for entry.
*If tickets are sold out online they will not be available at the door
*Daytime admission (including Denver Zoo Membership) does not include entry to Zoo Lights
*Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a person 16 or older
*For fastest entry, please print your ticket and present it at the entry gate
*No refunds, exchanges or date transfers
Presenting Sponsor Toyota


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Purchase a Zoo Lights VIP Ticket Package, and you’ll enjoy exclusive access to both indoor and outdoor “warm-up” areas, with limited capacity to ensure safe social distancing. VIP packages available from 5:00–8:00 p.m., Monday, November 23–Thursday December 31.

VIP Admission Ticket to Zoo Lights Includes:

  • Access to VIP Areas -Beer, Wine or Schnapps
  • Zoo Lights Souvenir Mug w/ complimentary cocoa or cider
  • DIY S’mores or Cookie Kit -Zoo Lights Souvenir HoloSpex Glasses
  • Animal Demos inside Norgen Hall
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Make your evening even more brilliant with our Glow Package—including Zoo Lights Souvenir HoloSpex Glasses and a Zoo Lights Souvenir Mug with complimentary cocoa or cider.

Up Close Looks Giraffe Indoor Zoo Lights


Group Size: 4

Time: 5–5:30 pm

Giraffe Feeding

Enhance your Zoo Lights experience with a Giraffe Feeding!

With this special and intimate experience, you'll have the opportunity to "buy out" a giraffe feeding for up to four members of your personal pod. Our knowledgeable giraffe experts will be on hand to help you get to know each member of the herd as you hand-feed them some of their favorite treats. Learn about their unique personalities and biology—including their prehensile tongues, 25-pound hearts and adorable ossicones.



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