Thank you for joining us for

Zoo Lights 2022!

Don't Miss Out On the Fun!


*Please note: during Zoo Lights, the Zoo will close at 4p.


November 18 - December 28


Sunday - Thursday: 5p-9p
*Last ticket sold at 8p

Premier Nights:
Friday & Saturday: 5p-10p
Week of December 19 - 25: 5p-10p
Last ticket sold at 9p


Children under 12: $9
Adults: $12

Premier Night Prices:
Children under 12: $9
Adults: $14

Members of the Topeka Zoo
enjoy a $2 discount!
Reciprocal Memberships do not receive any discounts. 

Tickets should be purchased in advance
and are nonrefundable.

Zoo Lights FAQ

 A Magical safari of lights

Ring in the Holiday season with Zoo Lights Presented by Evergy, Topeka Zoo's newest holiday tradition returning for its third year. Take a stroll around the zoo and experience 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.

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Igloos with Kids

The Coolest Place to stay warm!

Whether celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or having a night out with friends. Our Igloos provide a cozy, secluded space to enjoy this Winter Wonderland all evening long. Elevate your experience with a private igloo with food and beverage add-on options!

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The Best Party Spot

Needing a venue for your next holiday party or family gathering? The Topeka Zoo is the perfect place, we have various spaces throughout the zoo both large and small to fit your party size! To reserve a date for your private event, contact

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 Get them together!

 Make it a group event! Gather your youth group, teammates, school, or multiple families to come out and enjoy the twinkling lights and festivities.
When purchasing group tickets, be sure to scroll down to the "Group" option and use the code "GroupZooLights"     


The Topeka Zoo is proud to bring back "Dream Night" this year on November 21. Dream Night allows individuals with special health needs the opportunity to visit the zoo with their families and provides an environment where they can feel more comfortable to enjoy the lights and other special activities at their own pace in a safe, yet fun setting.

Looking for food & Drinks?

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Snow Days

Kid and Mom playing with a Snowman

Bring your curious explorers to a warm place for cool play at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center! Cuddle up and read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats as part of the traveling Storyland exhibit, conduct science experiments with snow and ice, and more.

Festival of Trees

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For the last 45 years, SLI’s Festival of Trees has been a fun, family-friendly holiday event showing off the fabulous designs of some amazing designers. The 2022 Festival of Trees will also include a silent auction, Festival Soiree, and the Sweet Shoppe.

Winter Wonderland


Winter Wonderland is a beautiful two-mile drive-thru dazzling holiday light display that benefits TARC, a non-profit organization that provides excellent support and advocacy to those with developmental, intellectual, and related disabilities.

Holiday at the Plaza


Kick-off your holiday shopping this season at Evergy Plaza! This Holiday Market will transform Evergy Plaza into a festive holiday marketplace that features local artisans selling handcrafted jewelry, crafts, sweet treats, and more. Find the perfect holiday gift!

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The Making of Zoo Lights!

Check out our video series from 2021 about creating this magical winter wonderland!

Want to help out?

Contact 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.