LA Zoo Lights 2021 - Full Event in 4K

By theFUNnelCakeBlog | Dec 11, 2021
We are back, and so is Zoo Lights at the LA Zoo! This is an annual tradition for theFUNnelCakeBlog, and we were pleased to see several new displays and exhibits at this year’s event. We went on a cold weeknight and the crowd was light and enjoyable. Note: the animals are no on exhibit during the event, but there is plenty to see and several snack and drink options. MAKE SURE TO CHECK LAZOO.ORG to see current LA City health protocols and requirements prior to purchasing a ticket and/or visiting.

L.A. Zoo Lights returns for the 2021-22 season and we’re glad to welcome you back with more glowing animals and an unforgettable nighttime journey that includes the world’s largest illuminated pop-up storybook, a magical disco ball forest, giant glittering snowflakes, and a twinkling tunnel filled with dynamic swirls of color. L.A. Zoo Lights is a not-to-be-missed holiday light experience and has glowed brighter each year since its debut in 2014. This year’s event features more light animals than ever before, spectacular new additions – both hand-crafted and high-tech – and returning favorites.

NOVEMBER 19, 2021 – JANUARY 9, 2022 - 6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
Closed November 25 (Thanksgiving Day), December 24 (Christmas Eve) and December 25 (Christmas Day)
This is a rain or shine event.

Adults (13+) $22.00 • Children (2-12) $16.00 • Members $15.00
Adults (13+) $24.00 • Children (2-12) $17.00 • Members $15.00
Children younger than 2 are free.
*Convenience fee may apply. No refunds. Discount code required for member pricing. Member pricing not valid December 17 – 23.

Three sessions will be available for purchase nightly to aid in efforts to socially distance.
6:00 p.m. •7:00 p.m. •8:00 p.m.

Full details and current LA City REQUIRED health protocols can be found (please verify before purchasing tickets):



Make unforgettable holiday memories as you explore this wild wonderland of light under the stars at the beautiful L.A. Zoo. Along the way, enjoy seasonal treats and goodies and visit our Holiday Village for the perfect photo opportunity.

Take a self-guided 60- to 90-minute stroll through a large area of the Zoo filled with wildlife-inspired displays, dynamic lights and projections, immersive interactive experiences, fabulous photo ops, and seasonal magic.

Enter a fantastical realm to discover more light animals than ever before – with tigers, lions, macaws, monkeys, meerkats, and flamingos “decorating” the Zoo just for you.

Marvel at sound reactive lights, illuminated singing displays, and wind through the 200-foot tunnel of twinkling and dancing lights.

Know Before You Go

Guests with 6:00 p.m. tickets may enter any time from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Guests with 7:00 p.m. tickets may enter any time from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Guests with 8:00 p.m. tickets may any time from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Box Office at the Zoo is open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Be aware that regular commuter traffic around the Zoo on weeknight evenings is heaviest from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

All parking lot gates are open to enter and exit the lot.

Parking is also available in adjacent lots at the Autry Museum and the lot south of the main lot.

Lots of great food and drinks are available in the Zoo. Outside food and drinks are not permitted.

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Audio Credit:

Sugar Plum Beat
Daniel Zambo

Simo Folwar