ZooLights 2022 At The Oregon Zoo

Oregon's most popular holiday tradition is happening now!

Kids and adults agree: it wouldn't be the holidays in Portland without a visit to ZooLights. In addition to the classic walk through a dazzling display of 1.5 million lights, you can bring your family and friends to explore the lights by car with a drive-through experience on select nights.

ZooLights runs from Nov. 23, 2022 to Jan. 5, 2023, excluding Dec. 25

Member Preview Nights: Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 (drive night)

Discounted ZooLights admission is available for Oregon and Washington individuals and families who qualify for a variety of income assistance programs. To see if you are eligible and to purchase tickets, please see our Discounts page

All tickets are timed-entry and must be purchased in advance online; subject to availability; per transaction limits apply. ZooLight ticket price ranges from $21 to $29 based on date and time. ZooLights Drive tickets cost $65. 

Oregon Zoo members receive discounted admission (20% off) throughout ZooLights, including a member ZooLights preview night. Members must be logged in to their online transaction accounts before selecting tickets to see automatically discounted member pricing; no additional discount code required. 

Know before you go

This year’s event promises to be as bright as ever with both walking and driving experiences and colorful new light displays. To make the most of your experience, read more about what to expect during your visit and review our updated safety information. Ask your ZooLights Questions Here.

Treats and drinks

From local food carts and sandwiches to elephant ears, hot cocoa, Oregon beer and wine, and other delicious treats, there's something for everyone at ZooLights. 

Drive-through: Enjoy your favorite snacks and holiday souvenir items in the comfort of your car while taking in the spectacular lights. Snacks listed below are optional but recommended. See ticketing page for details.

  • Hot Cocoa with optional souvenir mug
  • Popcorn
  • Elephant Ears
  • Cotton Candy 

Download the ZooLights map

Download the ZooLights DRIVE map

Map of ZooLights

Download the ZooLights DRIVE map

Map of ZooLights DRIVE NIGHT


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