Zoo Lights

  • 702 S. Randall Ave.
  • Madison, WI 53715
  • Phone: (608) 258-9490

When the animals go to sleep at night, the zoo comes alive with light!

Take a stroll down Candy Cane Lane, browse our holiday market featuring new vendors each weekend (full schedule will be available soon), and enjoy the festive sights and sounds of the season.

We've added MORE lights & new displays! Thousands of lights will transform the zoo into a winter wonderland- we can't WAIT to welcome you back!

Zoo Lights will be open:
November 15 - December 30
Thursdays - Sundays, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
*last tickets are sold at 8:30 PM

**closed on Thanksgiving (Nov. 22); open every night of Winter Break (Dec. 26- 30)

Santa & Carousel: 5:30 PM - 8 PM nightly
*Santa is at the Zoo every night thru Dec. 23rd!

Admission: $7 per person (children under 3 are admitted for free)

4-pack tickets will be available for $25/night

Season passes are now available for purchase online (includes 4 tickets for each night of Zoo Lights) for $44, Individual for $20.

All tickets, except season passes & group sales, will be sold on-site at the gates the night-of.

For safety reasons, wheelchairs and strollers will not be available for rent during the winter. You are welcome to bring your own stroller or wheelchair to the zoo during this time!

A warm holiday thank you to our 2018 Zoo Lights sponsors:
Fields Auto Group
Alliant Energy
CG Schmidt
Habush, Habush & Rottier
Orthodontic Specialists of Madison
Quincy Bio Science
TDS Telecom
Tyrol Basin
Veridian Homes
UW Credit Union
WISC-TV Channel 3
Enbridge Energy Partners
Safari Limited
Home Depot

  • Times: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM