Zoo Lights

Zoo Lights

Henry Vilas Zoo
702 S Randall Ave
Madison, WI 53715
United States

Event Description:

Get ready for one of Madison’s most unique holiday traditions! It’s been a long year for everyone, but we are ending 2020 with the best Zoo Lights ever! The all-new Zoo Lights experience will be brighter than ever before. As you walk through Zoo Lights, you'll be able to hear Madison's Home for the Holidays throughout the entire zoo! The Henry Vilas Zoo has brand new animal light displays and can’t wait to share them with you. Guests will be able to safely enjoy Zoo Lights along our one-way path throughout the Zoo.

Zoo Lights is open from 5:30pm – 8:30pm Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between November 27 – December 27. It takes approximately one hour to walk through the whole Zoo and see all the lights.

$10 per person 
Children 3 and under are FREE
$35 for a Group 4-pack

Zoo Lights accepts cash and all major credit cards. They will not be accepting checks this year.


You can attend Zoo Lights without registering. However, if you register here with your name and email address, it will help anticipate how many people plan on attending. Plus, the Henry Vilas Zoo willl keep you up-to-date with any Zoo Lights news or updates!


  • In addition to enhanced cleaning protocols throughout the Zoo, all staff working at Zoo Lights will be given temperature checks at the beginning of their shift.
  • There is a Face Covering Mandate in Dane County. Every individual (5 years of age or older) must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth while inside the Zoo unless you are eating or drinking or have an excused medical condition.
  • Please do not come to the Zoo if you are experiencing a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or if you have been in contact with a person who is COVID-19 positive.
  • Due to COVID-19 safety precautions there will be no Santa Claus visits or carousel rides during Zoo Lights this year. We apologize for any inconvenience.