It’s Utah’s brightest holiday family tradition – it’s ZooLights at Utah’s Hogle Zoo!

November 30th – December 31st

(Closed Christmas Day)


Sunday – Thursday 5:30 to 9 pm
Friday – Saturday 5:30 to 10 pm
Christmas Eve 5:30 to 8 pm
Christmas Day Closed
New Years Eve 5:30 to 9 pm

Admission Prices

Adults – $9.95 Members Adults:  50% Off a regular adult admission!
Children (3-12) –  $7.95 Member Children:  50% Off a regular child’s admission!
Seniors (65+ ) –  $8.95 Member Seniors:  50% Off a regular senior admission
Toddlers (2 & under) FREE (Must show valid Zoo membership card for discount)

Purchase ZooLights Tickets Here for the 2018 Season

ZooLights! will be brighter and more sparkling than ever as this festive, family-fun light event returns for its 12th anniversary year. Over 200 lighted animal and holiday-themed displays will glisten in the December night as you make your way throughout Zoo grounds. Enjoy dinner in the Beastro, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate or check out our vast array of tasty treats!

NEW THIS YEAR!  See 10 life-size, animal-shaped LANTERNS!  They are unlike anything you have ever seen and were made specifically for ZooLights at Utah’s Hogle Zoo by Lightasmic of Bakersfield, CA.  We are so proud of these new additions, we are offering our valued Zoo members (all levels of membership) 50% off ANY admission, any night, throughout the event!  So now there is no reason not to visit one of the largest light parks in the intermountain west!

Nightly Entertainment and Activities

Walk along lit pathways and through our popular 135-foot lighted tunnel – it’s a crowd favorite!  Take a spin on the Conservation Carousel (weather permitting) and then stop in to see the Jolly Old Elf at Santa’s Station. S’make a s’more at Oasis Plaza, keep warm with hot chocolate, and you can finish up your holiday shopping at one of the best gift shops around, Wild Zootique!



Holiday Gift Ideas

Give a gift that will keep on giving throughout 2019! Purchase a Zoo Membership for your family or as a gift for someone else. Perfect for families and the person that has everything!

Family Friendly Early New Year’s Countdown

ZooLightsGet the kids in bed on time while still letting them ring in the new year, with our early countdown at 9 pm at ZooLights! Kids get a noise maker, and can count down to 2019 with our special lighted countdown display. Come early to see all the lights and enjoy the last night of ZooLights. Why not grab dinner in the Beastro beforehand?

Sneak Peak of ZooLights

Booster members and above receive a sneak peak of ZooLights! on Thursday, November 29th. To learn more, contact the Zoo’s membership department or call (801) 584-1700.


For a night-by-night detailed calendar of activities, Click Here to go the ZooLights! calendar.

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is proud to present the 11th annual ZooLights! as our holiday gift to Utah families.

Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor

Thanks to our Major Sponsors


Thanks to our Media Partners