It wouldn't be the holidays in Portland without a visit to the Oregon Zoo's annual winter festival ZooLights, returning this year with a new train route taking visitors through a never-before-seen light experience. 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 28, 2014 to January 4, 2015.


Members: Free
Adults (12–64): $10
Seniors (65 and up): $9
Children (3–11): $7
2 and under: Free 
Group Discounts available.


Sunday - Thursday: gates open 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: gates open 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Grounds remain open an hour after gates close.
ZooLights is closed December 10, 24 and 25.

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 and hot cocoa, there's something delicious for everyone at ZooLights. Learn more about dining and treat options.