124-foot light tunnel added to San Antonio Zoo’s annual lights celebration

Kiddie Park will be open at night for the first time

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Zoo is about to light up again for the annual Zoo Lights holiday celebration.

Different areas of the zoo transform for the holidays and are tricked out in festive holiday lights.

This year, a new 124-foot light tunnel and two new 32-foot holiday trees that dance to lights and music have been added to the decor.

Water Wonderland is another new addition to Zoo Lights and will feature illuminated jellyfish and sea creatures.

Guests can take a stroll through the starry safari featuring a 15-foot tall light-up giraffe before roasting s’mores and decorating cookies with Mrs. Claus.

Whataburger Zoo Lights is included with standard zoo admission and is free for annual pass holders and members. Standard admission is $29.99 for adults and $25.99 for children.

Camel rides are available for $8 per person and s’mores are $5.

The Kiddie Park will also be open at night for the first time.

More than 95% of the zoo light displays are made using LED lights which are energy efficient and require a fraction of the electricity compared to regular incandescent lights, zoo officials previously told KSAT.

The lights will turn on Friday and be lit through Jan. 2 for guests to enjoy.

The San Antonio Zoo is located at 3903 N St. Mary’s Street and is open seven days a week.


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Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.