Zoo Nights & Lights
You’re invited to get in the spirit of the holidays by visiting Gladys Porter Zoo’s brightest event –Zoo Nights & Lights! This year’s holiday celebration is scheduled for December 6th, 7th, and 8th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Come out to enjoy live performances from local bands, choirs, and more! Take in the dazzling displays of approximately 135 lighted animal and holiday fixtures along with 800 luminaria bags placed all around the Zoo grounds. Admission is $2.50 per child or adult. Guests can receive one free admission with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Zoo members can pick up their free tickets at the Membership Office. Tickets are available now for pre-sale online at or at the front gate. Tickets may also be purchased on each night of the event.