Zoo Lights

Come back later for more information on Zoo lights 2022

Don't Miss Out On the Fun!






Premier Nights:



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

Tickets should be purchased in advance
and are non-refundable

Zoo Lights FAQ

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 third year. 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

He's been making his list and checking it twice. See if you made the nice list and get free photos with Santa in the Holiday Village! Here every night until it is time for him to deliver presents on the 24th! Come visit him until December 23rd!

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!

Zoo Lights 2021 Map Web-01

The Making of Zoo Lights!

Check out our video series about 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.