Where wildlife meets wild lights! 

November 30th – December 31st

(Closed Christmas Day)


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

Admission Prices

Adults – $8.95 Member Adults – $7.95
Children (3-12) –  $6.95 Member Children (3-12) –  $5.95
Seniors (65+ ) –  $7.95 Member Seniors (65+ ) –  $6.95
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 11th 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!

ZooLights6Pick up a set of hologram glasses to walk along lit pathways and through our popular 135-foot lighted tunnel – it’s a crowd favorite! Take a ride on the Conservation Carousel (weather permitting) and then stop in to see Santa Claus at the Santa Station. And while there, visit with two of Santa’s reindeer.  That’s right!  REAL LIVE reindeer! Finish off the night with a stop at the Wild Zootique to finish your holiday shopping. It’s Utah’s brightest holiday family tradition – it’s ZooLights at Utah’s Hogle Zoo!

Nightly Entertainment and Activities


Most evenings feature a fun family or child activity such as ice carvers, crafts, temporary tattoos, animal bio facts and more! Check the ZooLights calendar of events for what’s going on. All activities are free with your paid ZooLights admission.


Holiday Gift Ideas

Give a gift that will keep on giving throughout 2017! 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 2017 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 29. To learn more, contact the Zoo’s membership department or call (801) 584-1700.

Zoo Member Nights

    • December 5th (Zoo Members admitted for only $5 per person these two dates only).
    • December 6th  (Zoo Members admitted for only $5 per person these two dates only).


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.

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