The colorful glow of Washington, D.C.’s beloved Smithsonian’s National Zoo holiday tradition is back for 2022.
The Zoo is free, but Entry Passes are required for all guests, including infants.
Please note: As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, some events have been modified or canceled.
Daily Animal Demos
Get a front row seat to animal keepers working with animals in these daily demonstrations! Throughout the day, you can meet elephants, watch sloth bears slurp ants, see sea lions catch fish and more.
Please note: Animal demonstrations may be moved, canceled or postponed due to weather and keeper schedules. We appreciate your patience and understanding.