Bigger, Better, and Greener Than Ever

Preview Days: November 21, 22, 23, 24

November 29–December 31* and January 3–5

Sunday – Thursday: 5 – 9 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 5– 10 p.m.

*Excluding December 24 & 25

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.

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FINALLY!!!!!!!! I used to love taking my niece & nephews there. Can’t wait to take my kids!!!!!

Annella M.

I’m so glad that this is back!! My boys are 6 and 8. They will love it!!

Kathleen F.

I've anxiously waited 10 yrs to read those words !!! ❤️❤️😍😍

Tiffany Y.

Yes!!!!!!! We have been dying for this to come back!!!! You just made my day 😀😀😀

Matthew K.

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Roaming Carolers

Enjoy the whimsical music the holiday season is known for from our costumed carolers.

Throughout the Zoo, 5 - 9 p.m.

Ice Carving

Watch as master sculptors transform blocks of ice into fantastic holiday creations.

Dancing Crane Plaza, 5 - 9 p.m.

Holiday Train

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

A beloved tradition returns! Plan your visit today.

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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!

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Want to upgrade your existing membership?

Call us at 718-220-5112 from 9 am to 5 pm daily!

Check out Members FAQs for more details.

Lantern images: © Hanart Culture

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