It wouldn't be the holidays in Portland without a visit to the Oregon Zoo's annual winter festival ZooLights. As you walk around the zoo, you'll see a dazzling display of a million and half lights, and experience your zoo in a whole new light. ZooLights runs from November 27, 2015 to January 3, 2016.

The zoo opens each day at 9 a.m., and ZooLights tickets are valid after 4 p.m. ZooLights hours are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Value Night hours are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Grounds remain open for one hour after gates close. Ride MAX and skip the parking.


Pricing varies depending on the date. (Click calendar to enlarge.) 


Member info

Oregon Zoo members get free admission throughout ZooLights. Members also have access to a preview on November 25, before ZooLights opens to the public. To learn about discounts for members, visit the special offers page. For more information, visit the ZooLights FAQs.

Know before you go

Find out about what's new, special offers, parking and how to make the most of your ZooLights experience. Read the FAQs.

Dinner, treats and drinks

From gourmet sandwiches to elephant ears, hot cocoa, and "light-up" cotton candy, there's something delicious for everyone at ZooLights. Learn more about dining and treat options.