Zoo Lights

Presented by Evergy


It's almost time to make your lists and check them twice...

Tickets and more information for Zoo Lights 2021 will be available here on Nov. 1! Please check back.

To keep the fantasy of the event tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets will be sold in 30-minute intervals, you are not limited to time once inside the event, and can enjoy the many festivities with your friends and family.


Dates:  Nov. 19 - Dec. 26


Sun - Thu: 5-9p.m.
Fri - Sat: 5-10p.m.

Premier Nights:

Dec. 19 - 24: 5 - 10p.m.
Thanksgiving: 6-10p.m.
Christmas: 6-10p.m.

Children under 12: $7
Adults: $10

Members of the Topeka Zoo
enjoy a $2 discount!

Tickets must be purchased in advance
and are non-refundable

The Brightest, Wildest Holiday Tradition.

Ring in the Holiday season with Zoo Lights Presented by Evergy, Topeka Zoo's newest holiday tradition returning for its second year. Beginning November 19th, guests will enjoy the opportunity to stroll around the zoo and enjoy twinkling lights, dazzling displays, festive activities, and of course- Santa Claus! Zoo Lights is a magical destination creating lasting memories and a new favorite tradition for our community.

Santa's Reindeer

Santa's Reindeer

New this year: Reindeer straight from Santa's training facility, here for the entire event!

FREE Santa Photos

FREE Santa Photos

Where you naughty or nice? Find out with free photos with Santa in the Holiday Village! 

Double the fun

Double the fun

In 2021, we have doubled the fun and lit up the entire Zoo! Be on the lookout for last year's favorites and awesome new additions!

Mask Monday

This year, we will be introducing "Mask Mondays." Masks are highly encouraged every night but every Monday, everyone will be required to mask up. This night is ideal for those who are immunocompromised or those who simply prefer to take a little extra precautions when out and about. This night is for you!


Read our Blog!

Follow our progress in creating this magical winter wonderland!


Want to help out?

Contact help@topekazoo.org to find out how you can be part of making the magic happen during the event!

Set the Holiday Scene

All proceeds benefit FOTZ, a non-profit organization that supports the Topeka Zoo through guest experiences, animal care, conservation efforts, and educational programs and camps.