Holiday Lights Hours

Holiday Lights Dates

Preview Days: November 21, 22, 23, 24
November 29–December 31* and January 3–5

*Excluding December 24 & 25


On Holiday Lights program dates, the following park hours and admission times are in effect:

Sundays - Thursdays
Nov. 21, 24
Dec. 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30, 31
Jan 5

Fridays & Saturdays
Nov. 22, 23, 29, 30
Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
Jan 3, 4

General Admission tickets are available and valid for zoo entry 10:00am – 3:00pm 10:00am – 3:00pm
Winter Total Experience tickets are available* and valid for zoo entry
10:00am – 3:45pm 10:00am – 3:45pm
Animal exhibits close
4:00pm 4:00pm
Holiday Lights tickets are available* and valid for zoo entry
3:00 – 8:15pm 3:00 – 9:15pm
Holiday Lights program and activities
5:00 – 9:00pm 5:00 – 10:00pm
Zoo grounds close
9:00pm 10:00pm

*Winter Total Experience tickets and Holiday Lights tickets are also available for advance purchase online at bronxzoo.com

Buy Zoo tickets now and get :

  • Instant Access

    Print tickets or use your phone for entry

  • Total Experience

    Visit all exhibits and attractions*

Check out our new mobile app!

Maximize your next trip to the zoo. Check out bronxzoo.com/app on your smartphone for park maps, real-time info, and more with our new app.

Need some direction? Get park maps, real-time info, and more with our new app.

I'm in the park

Visit the in-park app experience

Need some direction? Get park maps, real-time info, and more with our new app.

I'm in the park