Watch more than 2 million holiday lights come to life at Zoo Lights

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Check out more than two million lights during Zoo Lights 2015 at the Houston Zoo from Friday, November 20, 2015 to Saturday, January 9, 2016.

Zoo Lights is back again this year with two million bulbs to light your way.

Sip on hot chocolate (add a shot of Bailey’s if you’d like) as you stroll around the Houston Zoo taking in the light displays and getting into the holiday spirit.

Snack on freshly roasted nuts, homemade fudge, gingerbread men, or eat a full meal from Macaw Café or Cypress Circle.

Head to the reflection pool each evening at 7pm and 8pm to enjoy music from local carolers and musical groups.

While most animals will be asleep during the hours of Zoo Lights, feel free to warm up in the Reptile House, Kipp Aquarium, Natural Encounters or Bug House and check out the animals that live there.

Zoo Lights 2015 at the Houston Zoo

  • Dates: Friday, November 20, 2015 to Saturday, January 9, 2016. Closed Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24 and Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 2015.
  • Times: Mondays to Thursdays 6pm to 10pm; Fridays to Sundays 6pm to 11pm. Monday, December 21 through Wednesday, December 23 6pm to 11pm.
  • Location: Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
  • Parking: Parking is available in surface lots along Hermann Park Drive. Additional parking is available at 7100 William C. Harvin for $10 with a free shuttle to the zoo. Click here for details about parking and shuttles.
  • Admission: $14.95 Mondays to Thursdays; $19.95 Fridays to Sundays and December 21, 22 and 23; $5 discount for Zoo members; free for children 1 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here.
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