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TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights is back and more spectacular than ever this year – now with more than 2 million lights! There are new and exciting additions around every corner at this year’s most anticipated holiday tradition. From a completely lit-up African Forest with larger-than-life, glowing, rotating ornaments to a walk-in snow globe, TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights will be sure to delight the entire family. Bring your camera to capture all the special moments!

TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights

November 19 – January 4 (closed Dec 24 & 25)
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Last entry at 9:00 p.m.)

This is a separate event from general Zoo admission.
The Zoo closes for the day at 5:00 p.m. and re-opens at 6:00 p.m.

November 19 – January 4
Members Only Nights
Value Nights
Prime Nights
Closed Dec 24 & 25

Purchase Discounted Tickets Online

Choose your night from the drop-down list below and click GO to begin ticket purchase. Online ticket sales end at 2 p.m. for that night; after 2 p.m., get your tickets at the gate.

Ticket Prices

Value Nights Prime Nights
Online At Gate Online At Gate
Zoo Members $8.95 $10.95 $10.95 $12.95
General Admission $10.95 $12.95 $12.95 $14.95

Children 1 and Under – FREE admission to Zoo Lights

Membership offers you benefits all year long, in addition to a discount on Zoo Lights. Find out more:


Video: See What Makes This Year Sparkle!

Event Details

Will Zoo Creatures Be Stirring?
During the evening, many of our animals settle down for their long winter’s naps. The star attraction at TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights is well…the lights! Warm up by ducking into the Reptile House, Kipp Aquarium, Bug House, or Carruth Natural Encounters and see the animals who live there.

Private Holiday Parties - and Building Closings

Parking and Free Shuttle

Musical Entertainment

The Polar Express 4-D Experience

Dining and Drinks

Slideshow: Magical Scenes You’ll See This Year

Get a preview of the artistic creations and beautiful scenes you will experience this year!

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