LA Zoo is Lit: Zoo Lights and Reindeer Romp bring holiday fun through January 6

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Back for 2018 and bigger than ever, LA ZOO LIGHTS illuminates the wilds of Griffith Park on select nights now through January 6, 2019. The LA Zoo invited us to sample all of their holiday offerings, and we have to say…we had a wild time.

LA Zoo

During the day, REINDEER ROMP brings the magic of the North Pole to Angelenos, while at night thousands of lights illuminate the Zoo. Keep in mind that LA ZOO LIGHTS is separately ticketed event, meaning a day time ticket won’t get you in – you need a ticket just for ZOO LIGHTS to experience it.

The premiere evening for ZOO LIGHTS kicked off with Julie Chang (Good Morning LA), who alongside Zoo Ambassador Carolyn Hennessy (General Hospital), Chris Sullivan (This Is Us), Justin Turner of the LA Dodgers, threw the switch to light up the Zoo.

It’s a perfect time to grab a hot cocoa (or an adult beverage – they’ve got ’em) and stroll with loved ones. A disco ball forest, projection mapping elephants, a wild water show, and tons of other surprises wait around each corner. Take a look at just some of the gorgeous displays!

Tickets for LA ZOO LIGHTS start at just $14.95 for adults and $11.95 for kids under 13. Adults-only theme nights that include dinner & drinks are on offer for December 6 & 13 at $75 a head, and a special Family New Year’s Eve Party is available for $70 for adults and $45 for kids under 13. Grab discounted tickets on the official website here.

During the day, REINDEER ROMP brings zoo guests up close and personal with Santa and his real live reindeer. Crafts, activities, and of course the big man himself add to the already fabulous animal experiences available at the LA Zoo. Daytime tickets for the LA Zoo are $21 for adults and $16 for kids under 13.

On select days, you can watch animals around the zoo open their “gifts.” On opening day, a tiger was the lucky holiday recipient.

LA Zoo

Grab the full schedule and your family’s tickets on the Zoo’s official site.

There’s nothing like the magic of animals during the holidays – don’t miss REINDEER ROMP and LA ZOO LIGHTS!