The zoo’s glorious grounds come to light for nine brilliant nights during Zoo Lights, December 20 – 30 (excludes Dec. 24-25) from 7 – 10 p.m. (ticket booths close at 9:30 p.m.). Guests can enjoy thousands of bright animal-shaped lights along our walkways, listen to wonderful holiday music, sip hot chocolate, munch on delicious cookies, take a spin on the carousel, “ice skate,” and have your picture taken with Santa. General admission is only $5 per person plus tax. Included with admission is a pair of 3D glasses, which will make the Zoo Lights experience even more engaging and amusing. Food, beverages, carousel rides, “ice skating,” and photos with Santa are all available at additional costs.