Zoo Lights is returning to Denver Zoo for its 31st year, and this season's celebration will be extra special —  it's also the Zoo's 125th anniversary.

"Zoo Lights, presented by Your Front Range Toyota Stores, is back as the final toast in a year-long celebration of Denver Zoo's 125th anniversary," said Jake Kubié, Director of Communications at Denver Zoo, in a press release. "For the 31st year, the Zoo will transform into Colorado's wildest holiday tradition with more than 2 million LED lights sparkling over 80 acres, along with a new crop of light installations and offerings."

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On top of enjoying the new light installations, guests can also see the Zoo's nocturnal animals in the Tropical Discovery and El Pomar Village Hall exhibits. Animal enthusiasts can even purchase a Giraffe Feeding.

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General admission tickets for Dec. 4 through Jan. 2 (excluding Christmas Day) are on sale now. You can purchase your ticket here, along with the following packages:

Glow Package ($9.49 per person)

The Glow Package gives guests HoloSpex glasses for 3D viewing and a souvenir mug, which can be filled with hot chocolate or cider.

Wild Ride Trio ($9 per person)

The Wild Ride Trio allows guests to experience three of the Zoo's attractions — a multi-sensory 4D Theater experience, a Conservation Carousel ride, and a Denver Zoo Railroad Ride — on top of Zoo Lights.

Sweet + Salty Duo ($17.99 per person)

The Sweet + Salty Duo gifts guests with a hot chocolate-filled Zoo Lights mug and popcorn-filled Zoo Lights bucket.


General admission tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children aged three and older, and free for children aged 2 and under (you still need to reserve the free ticket online). Guests must also have printed tickets upon their arrival at Zoo Lights.

Tickets sell out quickly — don't wait to start your holiday fun!

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