Wednesday, December 7, 2016
LA Zoo Lights Returns, with More Lights, Water and Reptiles to Boot
The Los Angeles Zoo's annual L.A. Zoo Lights is back for its third consecutive year, featuring some old favorites and new displays. It's an easy way to get into the holiday spirit, and one of the best, most extensive holiday lights displays you'll see in all of Southern California.
Highights include the self-guided 60- to 90-minute tour featuring animal-themed LEDs, lasers, 3D projections, and animated displays, with touches throughout celebrating the zoo's 50th anniversary.
Near the children's zoo portion.
At the entrance.
A tunnel of lights.
A newly imagined water display is quite impressive.
Get a glimpse of real reindeer – including two babies!
Near the carousel.
A new black light experience at the LAIR, which gives attendees an opportunity to see more reptiles in addition to the lights.
The water bottle frogs are back!
And in multiple colors.
More from the new water display, which includes animation projected on the water.
Near the LAIR.
Music programmed by KCRW!
These elephants are always favorites as well.
More photo opps, including this backlit screen of the Blogger Boys. LA Zoo members can get discounted tickets. Depending ont he evening tickets are between $14 and $18 for adults over 13, and between $11 and $14 for kids 2-12. Children younger than 2 are free. The lights continue through Jan. 8, but are closed December 24 and 25.