Zoo Lights!
Zoo Lights!

Twinkling lights. Hot chocolate. Family. What do the holidays mean to you?

The Houston Zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland! TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights celebrates its fifth year as one of Houston’s most well-loved holiday traditions. Stroll through the beautiful Houston Zoo and take in the sights and sounds of the season. Enjoy festive carols, sip hot chocolate, and take in the more than 2 million lights! Fifteen miles of eco-friendly LED lighting illuminate our ancient oak trees and decorate the paths to light your way.

Don’t miss Holly Berry, a 1958 Cadillac with a lightshow set to music! Other featured displays include the Holiday Train presented by BB&T, the Enchanted Forest, and Candy, the interactive talking zebra, presented by H-E-B! There’s plenty of new things in store this year, like the addition of a huge, 33’ tall Christmas tree adorned with colorful decorations that will be the perfect backdrop for your holiday selfie.

While some animals are sleeping, you can view our family of Masai giraffes, zebra and ostriches. Warm up while you browse indoor settings such as the Kipp Aquarium, Bug House, Reptile and Amphibian House, and our Carruth Natural Encounters Building.

Between the shopping, wrapping, decorating, and baking, schedule some time to enjoy the holidays this year at TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights!

Houston Zoo