Wednesday, November 21 at 5:00pm 9:00pm more dates through January 5, 2019

Oregon Zoo 4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, Oregon 97221

Walk through Oregon Zoo’s magical winter wonderland.

It wouldn’t be the holidays in Portland without a visit to ZooLights, the Oregon Zoo’s annual winter festival. As you walk around the zoo, you’ll see a dazzling display of more than million and a half lights and experience the zoo in a whole new light.

In addition to visiting elephants, penguins and other animals, you can ride the popular lighted train and enjoy dinner from a variety of food carts. Little ones may want to ride the carousel, and Santa will be available at the events through December 23 for photos. There will be local food carts, special warm drinks and live music as well. 

ZooLights runs from November 21, 2018 to January 5, 2019, though it will be closed November 22 and December 24-25 for the holidays, and November 27-28 for BrewLights.

Value Nights will take place on November 26, 29 and December 3–6 and 10–13. Zoo For All families are also welcome to attend those dates. Advance tickets are not available for Zoo For All guests. 

The zoo opens each day at 9:30 a.m., and ZooLights tickets are valid after 4 p.m. The hours are 5-9 p.m. on ZooLights nights, and 5-8 p.m. on Zoo For All and Value Nights. Grounds remain open for one hour after gates close.

Oregon Zoomembers get free admission throughout ZooLights. To learn about discounts for members, visit the special offers page. Members can purchase advance train tickets here.

The Oregon Zoo encourages all guests to take public transport to the zoo, which is located five minutes from downtown Portland, and is accessible by MAX Light Rail line. Visit Explore Washington Park for transportation and parking information.

Event Type

Family friendly, Festival, Outdoor Recreation, Exhibition



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