Denver Zoo Map
December 1, 2017

Zoo Lights

5:30pm to 9:00pm

December 1 - December 31

The Zoo is closed Christmas during the day and for Zoo Lights (Monday, December 25)

Zoo Lights will span through 60 acres of Denver Zoo's campus, with nightly entertainment, animal encounters, Santa meet-and-greets and, of course, illuminated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns hide in bushes and appear in places where they’re least expected. Running December 1 until December 31, is one of Denver’s most anticipated events, which is a great opportunity for folks of all ages to enjoy the holidays or kick off the New Year with family, friends and colleagues.

Buy online and save. Limited tickets each night!

*Daytime admission (including membership) does not include Zoo Lights.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!

Animals:

Here to see more than just lights? A few animals may be able to be seen in their outdoor habitat, but don’t miss the following buildings with indoor viewing:

  • Pahali Ya Simba (located in Predator Ridge)
  • Pachyderms
  • Clayton F. Freiheit Elephant House
  • El Pomar Foundation Village Hall
  • Giraffe House
  • Tropical Discovery

*Please note: The animals in Bird World, Emerald Forest, Great Apes, & Felines I & II go to sleep early and will not be available to view.

 


ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
 

Winter Wonderland

  • Animal Encounters
    6:00–8:00pm

North Pole

  • Santa (November 24–25, December 1–23)
    5:30–9:00pm
  • Choir Stage (Select nights)
    6:00–8:00pm
  • Princess Meet & Greet (Fridays and Saturdays)
    5:30-7:30pm
  • Zoo Year’s Eve
    December 31

Electric Jungle

  • African Penguin Keeper Talk
    6:30pm
  • Conservation Carousel (Weather dependent)
    5:30–9:00pm
  • Pioneer Train (Weather dependent)
    5:30–9:00pm

Northern Lights

  • Ice Carver (December 1-23, 29-31)
    6:00-9:00pm
  • Polar Bear Keeper Talk (Tuesdays-Saturdays)
    7:00pm

Safari of Lights

  • Tiger Keeper Talk (Tuesdays, Fridays-Sundays)
    7:30pm

Sea of Lights

  • Fire Performances (Wednesdays & Thursdays)
    6:00–8:00pm

SHOPPING & RESTAURANTS
 

Winter Wonderland

 

SHOPPING

  • Kibongi Market
  • Wagon Rental                 

HOLIDAY TREAT LOCATIONS

  • Jingle Java
    Holiday Spirits, Hot Beverage Refill Station, Holiday Treats
  • Samburu Grille
    Loaded Nachos, Traditional Grill Items, Hand Tossed Pizza

North Pole

 

SHOPPING

  • Illumination Station

HOLIDAY TREAT LOCATIONS

  • S’mores Snack Shack
  • Sweet Traditions Tent
    Funnel Cakes, Churros, Pretzels, Popcorn, Kettle Corn, Holiday Spirits, Hot Beverage Refills

Electric Jungle

 

SHOPPING

  • The Toy Shoppe

HOLIDAY TREAT LOCATIONS

  • Brown Bear Restaurant
    Hot Dogs, Chili Dogs, Snacks, Holiday Spirits, Hot Beverages
  • Sweet Traditions Tent
    Funnel Cakes, Churros, Pretzels, Popcorn, Kettle Corn, Holiday Spirits, Hot Beverage Refills
  • Craft Fine Foods Truck
    Grilled Cheese, Specialty Mac n’ Cheese, Holiday Spirits, Hot Beverages

Festival of Lanterns

 

HOLIDAY TREAT LOCATION

  • The Doughnut Shop at Kamala Café
    Hot Fresh Doughnuts, Sweet Treats, Hot Beverages