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Christmas Lights Festival

See the Montgomery Zoo transformed into a Winter Wonderland sparkling with thousands of lights and festive decorations. Take a leisurely stroll, a brisk train ride or see the lights from atop the Zoofari Skylift Ride. Visit Santa, enjoy the live nightly entertainment and no winter's night would be complete without some warming hot chocolate and fresh baked cookies. Make sure you check out the list of extra activities below.

Event admission fees:
-- Regular night time admission: $15 (ages 3 years old and older). Admission fee includes entry and one Christmas Lights Festival train ride.

-- Early Bird Combo and Group rates are available: Visit for details.

Admission is FREE for all Montgomery Zoo members. Members without "Train" on their membership must pay $3 for a train ride.

Extra activities (with paid admission or FREE Zoo Member Admission):
- Visit with Santa: FREE
- Keepsake picture with Santa: $5
- Sky lift ride: $5
- Train ride: $3
- Parakeet cove feed sticks: $2
- Petting Zoo feed: $2
- Entertainment at Overlook Cafe: FREE

- Concessions at Overlook Cafe: Prices vary

- Gift shop: Prices vary

Overlook Cafe hours: During Christmas Lights Festival, the Overlook Cafe is open 11am - 9pm.

IMPORTANT ANIMAL NOTE: Christmas Lights Festival is an evening event at the Montgomery Zoo. All zoo animals will be in their night quarters during the event.
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