Lights That Gleam While the Animals Dream!

ZooLights runs Dec 4th – Jan 3rd

Admission Prices for 2020 

Thanks to a generous grant funded by the Utah Legislature through the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, this year’s ZooLights will be FREE to the public! However, we’ve officially sold out of ZooLights tickets for the season! But don’t despair – Zoolights! will be back next year.


(Closed Christmas Day)


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

ZooLights and COVID-19

We’re not going to let a virus stop our Christmas cheer. But we do want to be we’re careful as we want it safe for everyone – We can’t have Santa getting sick before the big night!

  • Reservations are required for ZooLights. 
  • Masks are required on Zoo grounds. Let’s be honest, it’ll help keep your face warm!
  • Visits with Santa will be six feet apart and outside but will still include a cute backdrop for photos and lots of merriment
  • Beastro and other indoor dining will not be available. We will have concessions available at walk-up windows
  • Many of the extra attractions (like caroling or ice carver) may not be available during this year’s ZooLights
  • Numerous hand sanitizer stations available throughout Zoo grounds
  • Frequent sanitization of high-touch points
  • Guests are expected to maintain distance from other parties

See Our ZooLights! Photo Gallery Here

ZooLights! – A bright, sparkling and festive family-fun light event returns for its 14th year! Over 200 lighted animal and holiday-themed displays will glisten in the December night as you make your way throughout Zoo grounds. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate or check out our many tasty treats!

See 10 life-size, animal-shaped LANTERNS!  They were made specifically for ZooLights at Utah’s Hogle Zoo by Lightasmic of Bakersfield, CA. 

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 2020! Purchase a Zoo Membership for your family or as a gift for someone else. Perfect for families and the person that has everything! 

Check out our online gift shop! It has everything your little animal lover will need for a Christmas day to remember!

See our online gift shop HERE: https://hoglezoo.ingem.com/en_US/

Sneak Peak of ZooLights!

Premier Booster members and above receive a sneak peak of ZooLights! the 1st – 3rd of December. To learn more, contact the Zoo’s membership department or call (801) 584-1700.

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is proud to present the 14th annual ZooLights! as our holiday gift to Utah families.

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