Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo
Nov 25, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - Jan 8, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Embark on an illuminated safari with animal lanterns, animated sculptures, and colorful designs throughout the spacious Bronx Zoo plus more holiday fun.
🦋 More than 260 lanterns representing almost 70 animal and plant species throughout the park showcase different wildlife regions from gorillas in Africa to sea turtles in the ocean. Look up to larger than life toads, frogs, snails, sunbirds, turtles, moths, butterflies, and more in the Forest of Color.
✨Watch a gorgeous musical light show with trees that change color in time to the festive tunes and dancing, glowing reindeer on stilts.
🚂 Also look for ice-carving demonstrations, costumed characters, wildlife theater puppet shows and stilt walkers. Take a ride on the Holiday Train ($4).
🍽 Get hot cocoa, roasted marshmallows, ice cream, coffee and creative s’mores throughout the park or dine from the extensive menu at Dancing Crane Plaza Cafe featuring hot dogs & chicken fingers plus salads & grain bowls. Pick up savory and sweet Italian treats at nearby Arthur Avenue.
🐵 Animals are not out after 4:30 pm but you can use your lights tickets to come earlier to see bears, tigers and more. See our guide to the Bronx Zoo.
⭐️ Guests that thrive in a sensory-supportive environment are invited to Sensory-Friendly Night (Nov 29).
🚊 The BxM11 express bus makes stops along Madison Avenue, between 26th and 99th Streets, then travels directly to the Zoo’s Bronx River entrance. $6.75 each direction, about a 40 minute trip from midtown (see the schedule).
🚙 Two of the zoos parking lots will be open ($17) – Southern Boulevard (S. Blvd & 183rd St, closer to most of the lights) and Bronx River (Exit 6 off Bronx River Parkway).
Nov 18-Jan 8
3 pm – 9 pm