Hundreds of thousands of LED lights brighten Oakland's night sky. Highlights include a candy cane lane themed rides area, a night time adventure on the Outback Express train, rocking around the Christmas trees and a light show that's sure to blow out any bah-hum-bugs.

See the ZooLights at Oakland Zoo Video

Date and Time

ZooLights will be held each evening from December 5 to January 4, 2015

Time: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Please call (510) 632-9525 for up-to-date information. ZooLights is closed on 12/24 & 12/25.

Cost and Fees

ZooLights is a separate event and is not included in regular Zoo Admission.
Adults: $8.00
Children (2-14) and Seniors (65-79): $7.00
Children under 2 and Adults over 80: FREE
Members: $1.00 off regular ticket prices


Zoo-wide Event (including Adventure Landing) Please park in the Upper Parking Lot and proceed to the Main Entrance.
The Lower Entrance will be closed during ZooLights hours.


Registration is not required.


Contact: General Information
Phone: (510) 632-9525 x100

Additional Program Information

  • Oakland Zoo animal residents will be in their night houses and not visible to the public.
  • ZooLights will be open 7 days a week, depending on weather conditions.
  • The Zoo will be closed on December 24th and 25th so that staff may spend the holiday with their families.
  • Thank you to our sponsors: Impact Lighting & Production, 99.7 NOW!, KPIX/CW, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company,


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