Discover the holiday season at the Bronx Zoo. Animal lanterns, animated sculptures, and colorful designs will light your way throughout the park. Enjoy a magical night that's greener than ever thanks to LED technology.
Be sure to catch the animated lighted tree in Astor Court. It’s sooo worth it! Also, the hot chocolate is very satisfying on these chilly nights.
The Holiday Light Show at Bronx Zoo makes us go WOW!
Beautiful night, beautiful lights!
We went today, it was really beautiful and the kids enjoyed it.
Enjoy the whimsical music the holiday season is known for from our costumed carolers.
Throughout the Zoo, 5 - 9 p.m.
Watch as master sculptors transform blocks of ice into fantastic holiday creations.
Dancing Crane Plaza, 5 - 9 p.m.
All aboard for a seasonal treat as we ride through Astor Court.
Sun - Thurs: 5 - 9 p.m. Fri - Sat: 5 - 10 p.m. $2 for Members, $3 for Non-Members
Seasonal Food & Souvenirs
Get your fill of hot cocoa, roasted marshmallows, and gifts to bring home and enjoy.
Throughout the Zoo
Spot some of your favorite characters throughout the zoo and take a photo.
Throughout the Zoo
Lanterns and Lights
Embark on an illuminated safari throughout the zoo and take in the musical light show.
Lanterns: Throughout the Zoo Lite Show: Astor Court, every 20 minutes
A beloved tradition returns! Plan your visit today.
Stop by Terrace Cafe for activities from Frozen on Broadway! Kids can learn choreography to “Fixer Upper” and take part in our community art mural.
Dunkin Hot Cocoa
Need a break from the festivities? Stop by the Dunkin Truck for free samplings of Peppermint Mocha Hot coffee, OREO hot chocolate, and munchkins.
Join us for a weeklong winter celebration with activities for everyone. Snap a photo upon the Ice Throne and do your best penguin impression down the 20 ft ice slide. For the adults in the group, grab a wintery cocktail** at our 12ft ice bar.
*Excluding December 24 & 25. **Specialty cocktails, alcoholic (21+) and non-alcoholic will be available for purchase.
Special Ice Jubilee Event
Ice Carving Competition
December 28 • 6 – 9 p.m.
Watch as five professional create 20 ice sculptures in a “speed carving” elimination challenge! You’ll be amazed as blocks of ice are transformed into fantastic holiday creations.
WCS Member benefits
WCS Zoo Members
Free access to all four Preview Days, no ticket needed
40% off tickets to all event days
IDNYC and Aquarium Members
40 % off tickets to all event days
Conservation Supporter level Members & above
Enjoy free entry to Holiday Lights throughout the program
Join as a Conservation Level Member now for FREE access to Holiday Lights!