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San Antonio ZOO LIGHTS

**** UPDATE ****


Suppose to RAIN TOMORROW and much of the weekend..  So I will plan to go tonight.  If you can join me, come along.  We can add this back in again later for those that can't make tonight.  

ADMISSION IS 14.99 per the website.

Your annual membership IS NOT good for this event.

We will have a quick 15 minute discussion for anyone that wants to talk about capturing night images or Christmas lights and discuss the best setting to use on your camera.  Then we can break up into smaller groups and move throughout the area.  There are many, many things to capture images of during this event.  Last year was great and I understand more lights were added this year.  The event is open until 10:00pm.  

We will have a RAIN DAY as this event goes until January 1, 2017.  So watch the weather.  If there is more than a 60% chance of rain, we will probably cancel.  So keep up with the meetup notices before you leave home.


Here are a few comments about what is going to be available this year:


NEW! Johnson Family Light Show

Watch this awe-inspiring , exclusive light show presented by the Johnson Family. Having appeared on ABC's "The Great Christmas Light Fight" TV series in 2014, this show promises not to be your traditional light show. The family has brought their custom show to the zoo, but on a much larger scale. Utilizing Pixel technology and a custom sound track composed of Dubstep, EDM and hip hop, the result is an exciting light show that feels like the ultimate dance party.

NEW! Spots, Stripes & Everything Lights

A zany, whimsical walk through an array of fun lights and patterns! Inspired by the stripes of the zebra and the spots of the cheetah this area delivers a creative collaboration with a multicolor celebration. Can you spot the holiday fun?

NEW! Cheetah Cheer

The holidays are a cheetah's favorite time of year! Stroll down this path and enjoy thousands of lights creating a bright display purrfect for a cheerful holiday!

NEW! Polar Point

Covered with twinkling blue lights and some giant snowmen, Polar Point will make you feel like you're in the arctic. Plus, enjoy an ice skating adventure with friends and family to truly get into the holiday spirit.


An array of holiday lights illuminates the snake pathway next to Reptile House. Don't miss the animal print luminaries capturing the joyful mood of this holiday.

North Pole

This is Santa's favorite place to be - there's so much to do , hear and see! Visit with Santa and tell him what's on your Christmas wish list. Plus, take your picture with Santa too!

Snowflake Lane

Be immersed in the crips winter night as you stroll under snowflakes of all shapes and sizes. These snowflakes are beautifully lit to create a wintry delight.

Fa La La Flamingo

Deck the halls with smiles and laughter while in Fa La La Flamingo! These lights will have you tickled pink as you walk under illuminated flying flamingos.

Reindeer Row

Stop by and view these life size reindeer beautifully lit to capture the essence and spirit of the season. 

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  • Grady C.

    Had to pick up a friend at the airport last night. Hope to make it another night.

    December 2

  • Judy R.

    Bummer. I wish I had seen the date change. I could have gone last night.

    December 2

  • Karen

    I'm so sorry I didn't make it!! All day I kept thinking this meet up was tonight. I hope everyone had a great time and lots of great shots.

    December 2

  • ANN

    I thought it was tonight. Sorry I missed it

    December 2

  • Terri B.

    At the zoo.. did anyone make it or still plan to come tonight?

    December 1

    • Joe E.


      December 1

    • Joe E.

      Great time! Perfect weather, small crowds...just not enough time to get everything! S'Mores were great!

      December 1

  • Alicia

    Sorry I can't make it tonight. I have another commitment but will try to join you next time

    December 1

  • Judy R.

    It sounds like they have really expanded this event for 2016. I'm excited to see that the Johnson family moved their light show to the zoo. They had to shut it down last year because their was such a traffic disturbance in their little neighborhood.

    November 13

    • Judy R.

      Bummer. I can't go that night, but hope to make it another night.

      November 18

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