Visitors: The Zoo will close early Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 18-20) in preparation for Boo at the Zoo. See the hours page for details.

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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 complete with two dazzling laser light shows set to music. And 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. More information regarding free and discounted Metro shuttle service can be found in the Parking & Transportation tab below.

Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors

Light Display Sponsors

Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros & Blayney
Texas de Brazil