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Discount Tickets to LA Zoo Lights 2019

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The shimmering display of lights is back at the LA Zoo to dazzle us all.  My family and I have had many memorable evenings walking around the zoo and enjoying the displays of thousands of lights.  

Even though the resident animals are asleep during the LA Zoo Lights, it’s a great way to spend an evening with your kids while walking around with hot cocoa in your hands or going on a date night with your spouse or having a girl’s night out.  We’ve visited Zoo Lights since its debut in 2014 and every year it brings new wonder.

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Do you want to take your family to a truly festive holiday event this year? Then check out the LA Zoo Lights with over 100,000 sparkling lights on display. Learn how to get discount tickets to LA Zoo Lights here.

Activities at the LA Zoo Lights

Here’s a run down of what you will enjoy at LA Zoo Lights:

The LAIR

Apart from hearing the zoo animals sleep, the amphibians at the LAIR are the only animals you will get to see while visiting the zoo at night.  During Zoo Lights, the LAIR is decorated with black-insects and orbs, turning it into a psychedelic rainforest.

How to get discount tickets to LA Zoo Lights in Los Angeles

Shadowbox Op

A few years ago, LA Zoo Lights set up a wall of white backdrops called the Shadowbox Op for guests to have fun and play with their shadows.  Accessories such as wings, frames and reindeers hats are on hand to create fun effects, distorted monsters or to simply do the floss!  The kids had a great time playing and refused to leave the area!

How to get discount tickets to LA Zoo Lights in Los Angeles

Pictures with Santa

For an additional fee, you can have your picture taken with Santa on select dates in a glittering North Pole setting.

How to get discount tickets to LA Zoo Lights in Los Angeles

Entertainment

As you walk around, you will hear music playing all throughout the zoo.  At the intersection where you get to the LAIR, disco balls are hung in the trees and upbeat music is blasting so you can’t help but get your groove on!  Elephant statues are used as screens to project images moving to the beat of the music.

Discount tickets to LA Zoo Lights

How to get discount tickets to LA Zoo Lights in Los Angeles

The Carousel

The Tom Mankiewicz Conservation Carousel is glowing with thousand of lights at night and adds up to the atmosphere of the ZOO Lights evening.  For $3 per ride, the kids with enjoy climbing on top of the vintage animal and turn and turn in the merry-go-round.  Right next to the carousel, a backdrop of shimmering silver christmas trees is set up for a photo op.

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The Lights

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.  The festive holiday lights sparkle everywhere you go and new for the 2019/2020 season, you can see the world’s largest illuminated pop-up storybook.

Holiday Lights at the LA Zoo

LA Zoo Lights Discount Tickets

Round lights on the Christmas tree at the entrance, strings lights on the trees for a Starlight Safari, a disco ball forest, an animated “Northern Lights” projection with glittering animal constellations, lights on the water with a new spectacular Water and Light Show, lights on the buildings and lights in the shape of meerkats.

How to get discount tickets to LA Zoo Lights in Los Angeles

How to get discount tickets to LA Zoo Lights in Los Angeles

How to get discount tickets to LA Zoo Lights in Los Angeles

How to get discount tickets to LA Zoo Lights in Los Angeles

Since it was a warm evening in Southern California we didn’t need our jackets.  But, please make sure to check the weather before you go.  You may just need that hot cocoa after all!

How to get discount tickets to LA Zoo Lights in Los Angeles

How to get discount tickets to LA Zoo Lights in Los Angeles

LA Zoo Lights Discount Tickets

L.A. Zoo Lights Spectacular takes place every night, November 15 – January 5, from 6:00 – 10:00 pm.  Right now you can get discount tickets to attend LA Zoo Lights for only $18.50 per person through Goldstar.com (a small service applies).  

The L.A. Zoo is located at 5333 Zoo Drive, Los AngelesCA 90027.

Happy Holiday Field Tripping!

Fran Sawyer

SoCal Field Trips Blog Contributor

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