Don’t miss one of Houston’s best loved holiday traditions. Sip hot chocolate as you stroll through the beautiful Houston Zoo grounds and take in the sights and sounds of the season. Earth-friendly LED lighting illuminate our ancient oak trees and decorate the paths to light your way.
Interact with Candy the Zoo Lights Zebra presented by H-E-B, and get a selfie on the giant ice throne! You’ll also have an opportunity to take a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Add additional experiences like decorating your own yummy churros, making yummy s’mores, and much more.
NEW for 2019:
Zoo Lights is 2x brighter! Stroll through a 100-foot-long, Infinity Tunnel of Light presented by KSBJ, experience the 4-D Enchanted Forest presented by King & Spalding LLP, see a giant Ice Dragon come to life, experience “snow” in Winter Wonderland presented by Houston Methodist, plenty of new photo ops, and much more!
TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights
November 23-January 12
5:30-10:30 p.m., last entry at 9:30 p.m.
Buy early for the best price!
Prices will increase at the gate.
Members save $3 per ticket when you log in to purchase.
A minimum purchase of 20 tickets is required for group tickets. Tickets are priced at $15 each and this discount is only available online. Group tickets are not available for purchase onsite.
Member Preview Nights: Nov. 19 & 20
Members can enjoy two member preview nights. Not a member? Sign up today to enjoy early access.
Recycle Your Christmas Lights
You can help save animals in the wild and recycle your old or broken holiday lights at the Zoo’s main entrance. Since 2016, 18,757 lbs of holiday lights were recycled, the weight of approximately two female Asian elephants!
Just by attending TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights, you are helping save animals in the wild.