Smithsonian National Zoological Park l Friends of the National Zoo



It's like a boring office party. Except not boring, and not at your office.

Host your holiday party at the National Zoo during ZooLights!

Dazzle your guests at your company’s annual holiday party with a sparkling new touch: ZooLights!

Envision guests grabbing a warm mug of hot chocolate or mulled wine to sip as they walk through the very popular light features at the National Zoo before entering a transformed indoor exhibit.

Enhance your holiday experience with the following:

  • Experienced event planner dedicated to your holiday event
  • Greet your guests with a candy cane martini or Bailey's hot chocolate
  • Have Panda Claws stop by to say hi to your guests
  • Ride our holiday trackless train

Indoor Venues

Amazonia Habitat

Reception Capacity: 150


Elephant Community Center

Reception Capacity: 200

Seated Capacity: 75


Amazonia Science Gallery

Reception Capacity: 200

Seated Capacity: 125


ZooLights tigersZooLights Dates

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM every night
from November 28 to January 1
(except for December 24, 25, and 31).


Ashley Bupp Amy Gaus
202.633.3063 202.633.3068
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