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LA Zoo Lights 2017

Christmas nightly entertainment in the Zoo is for the whole family: thousands of garlands and Santa Claus

LA Zoo Lights in Los Angeles - Best Time
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On the eve of Christmas, the old zoo in Griffith Park is decorated with "Zoo Lights" in the form of artificial animals. A holiday in the Zoo invites visitors to walk along the festively illuminated site on foot. Although most animals are asleep, you can see deer and take a picture with Santa. There are lighted elephant statues, giant glowing snowflakes, a disco-beam forest, sparkling light tunnels, an exciting show of "water and light," a festive interpretation of Los Angeles attractions, and much more.

LA Zoo Lights in Los Angeles - Best Season

This enchanting show's illuminations and beloved animals are waiting for you from late November to early January. The park is closed at Christmas, as well as other possible occasions, so check the opening hours before you go.

Swan pond at the L.A. Zoo, illuminated for the holidays.
Swan pond at the L.A. Zoo, illuminated for the holidays.

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