December 9, 2017 - 05:00pm to 09:00pm

Ride MAX, get $5 off ZooLights admission on weekends!

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 more than million and half lights, and experience your zoo in a whole new light. ZooLights runs from November 24, 2017 to January 7, 2018. ZooLights is closed December 24-25 and January 1-4.

The zoo opens each day at 9:30 a.m., and ZooLights tickets are valid after 4 p.m. ZooLights hours are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., 8 p.m. on Value Nights. Grounds remain open for one hour after gates close.


Pricing varies depending on the date.

Member info

Oregon Zoo members get free admission throughout ZooLights. Members also have access to a preview on November 22, before ZooLights opens to the public. To learn about discounts for members, visit the special offers page

Know before you go

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

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.