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December 11, 2022 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

November 3 – January 15

See the Zoo in a whole new light at the first-ever ZooLights! Enjoy this immersive holiday experience featuring thousands of handcrafted silk-covered lanterns aglow with more than 50,000 LED bulbs.

Walk through the Zoo and enjoy the illuminated lanterns showcasing animal and nature scenes that represent wild places from around the world. Discover the African plains, a whimsical butterfly display, interactive areas, and a taste of the Outback all on the Zoo’s beautiful grounds. Get more event info here.

Cost: Tickets start at $22/adult and $20/child (2-12), SB Zoo Members get $2 off. Ticket prices vary by day. Buy tickets online.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage and participate fully. To request accommodations or for inquiries about accessibility, please email the accessibility team


December 11, 2022
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Santa Barbara Zoo
500 Niños Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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(805) 962-5339

500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103