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powered by Pepco, Nov. 29 to Jan. 1 (except Dec. 24, 25 and 31) | Free Admission

Friday, November 29, 2019 to Wednesday, January 1, 2020
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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powered by Pepco
Nov. 29 to Jan. 1 (except Dec. 24, 25 and 31) | Free Admission

Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights, powered by Pepco, a part of their annual holiday tradition. A free event, ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland! New this year: enjoy dozens of large, glowing animal lanterns and stroll through thousands of reflecting lights as part of the interactive ⁠— and highly Instagrammable — art exhibit called "Entre Les Rangs." Don't forget to share your #DCZooLights experience on social media!

Please note: ZooLights remains free and open to the public even during special event nights! Parking is limited. Visitors are encouraged to take public transportation.

During peak visitation evenings throughout ZooLights, you will be greeted upon entry by security personnel who will conduct a thorough, but speedy, check of all bags, strollers, briefcases, purses and containers and/or be hand-screened with an electronic wand. Because of the security measures, the lines for entry to the Zoo may be longer than usual. We ask for your patience, cooperation and assistance in keeping everyone safe.

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