There are lots of great spots to see Christmas lights around Jacksonville, and the Jacksonville Zoo is one of our favorites every year. If you’re looking for a holiday light display that’s fun for the whole family, look no further than the Jacksonville ZOOLights Lantern Experience at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens.
So Much to See and Zoo
While you might think visiting the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens in the evening would be about the same as during the day, we’re here to tell you it’s a totally different experience. With glowing light displays, holiday music, and twinkling trees, the zoo on a holiday evening is simply magical. Stroll through the lighted walkways as you take in the zoo in a while new light.
ZOOLights Lantern Experience is Kid Friendly
If your kids love the zoo, then they’ll love attending ZOOLights during the holiday season. Walking along the zoo paths they’ll see illuminated animals such as flamingos, bears, dolphins and so much more. Everywhere you look there are animated light displays! While you won’t see many real animals at the zoo in the evening, you’ll see lots of light display animals kids can enjoy.
Take a Ride on the Carousel
One of our favorite parts about Jacksonville ZOOLights is the carousel! You ticket price includes a ride on the wildlife carousel, which is always a hit for the kids. Unfortunately, the train and 4D theater are not in operation during ZOOLights.
2023 Colors of the Wild ZOOLights Lantern Experience Information
Dates: Dates: November 19, 25, 26, Thursday – Sunday November 30-December 10 and January 4-18, December 14-24, 26-31
Zoo Members: $20.00-$25.00
Children under 2 are free
Address: 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32218
Be sure to check the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens website for weather updates, additional experience pricing, and ticket information! It is highly recommended that you purchase your tickets ahead of time. This event sells out every year!