The holidays are full of fun events for the entire family and the Amarillo Zoo invites you out to celebrate this season with them and their animal friends.  ZOOLights is back!


WHEN: Thursdays - Sundays  6-8pm, December 1st-23rd

WHERE: Amarillo Zoo


$4 adult (13-61)
$3 senior (62 and up)
$2 child (3-12)
2 and under are Free

The Zoo will be brighter and filled with more sparkle this year. Bring the family and experience the magical sights and sounds of the Amarillo Zoo in Winter. The evening includes, thousands of lights, special appearances by Tiger Claus, Santa Roo and other animal Santa characters, wintry kids games, special readings nightly from the Night Before Christmas and Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus.

Here's all the ZOOLights Fun!

  • Thousands of decorated holiday lights.
  • Special appearances by Tiger Claus, Santa Lion and other costumed animal Santa characters.
  • Wintery kids games.
  • Themed areas including Snoopy, Whoville, Rudolph and a season greetings from out of this world!
  • Readings on Fridays and Saturdays – Night Before Christmas and Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus.
  • Decorate your very own cookie at Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen sponsored by Belmar Bakery.
  • Warm Up with Cold Blooded Creatures in the herpetarium.
  • Meet Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Blizzard the Polar Bear.
  • Frosty kids activities and take home crafts.
  • Write a letter to Santa at the North Pole mailbox.
  • See a Yeti or have your picture taken with our friendly Sasquatch.
  • Make a treat for our feathered friends.
  • Take your picture at Whoville with the Grinch.
  • Kids can make a gift for that someone special at the Santa’s elves craft shop.
  • Shop at our special “zootique” gift area for that animal lover in the family.

The Zoo Cafe will be open with drinks and holiday snacks along with their regular menu ready for purchase.

Keep in mind animal viewing is limited at this event, because many of the animals are brought inside for the night. ZooLights is an evening, holiday event that does not offer the same viewing opportunities as a daytime visit.  However, you will still have a blast celebrating the holidays Zoo style.

You will have a ton of fun with all the great activities at ZOOLights at the Amarillo Zoo.

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