The Dallas Zoo is already pretty wild with tigers roaming, giraffes that you can feed, otters swimming around, and all of the amazing attractions that make the Zoo so special. Yet, it gets even a little more wild during the holiday season with the Dallas Zoo Lights presented by Reliant. As the sun sets, the Zoo lights up with dazzling displays of rainbow-colored arches, light-filled giraffes (sculptures, not the real ones!), and Christmas music to get you in the holiday spirit.
THINGS TO SEE AT DALLAS ZOO LIGHTS
As part of the Dallas Zoo Lights experience, there are so many fun and exciting attractions that only happen at night. You can watch a holiday lights show where the lights are synchronized to a Christmas song. Kids can also meet Santa in a winter wonderland and share what they want for Christmas, make ornaments from nature such as glitter-covered pinecones, and even sit in Santa’s sleigh.
The fun doesn’t stop there! There are regular performances by bands and a chorus, and families can enjoy tons of delicious holiday snacks like hot chocolate, donuts, and s’mores! At the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo there is an elf workshop and they have incredible animal encounters to enjoy every 30 minutes.
WHERE TO TAKE PHOTOS AT DALLAS ZOO LIGHTS
For the best photo spots during your trip, make sure to stop at the front entrance of the Zoo where they have a bright Christmas star that you can stand in. Just a little further is a giant Christmas ornament for another great photo with the family. As you continue to walk along, you will see different animals made up of lights. Get your picture beside a brilliant twinkling zebra or even with a majestic lion. As you’re walking out, don’t forget to stop by the rainbow archway that is one of the most popular photo spots in the zoo!
One of the coolest light sculptures to see is a watering hole made entirely out of lights! Hippos splash in a blue lights-filled watering hole while giraffes stand nearby grazing in the trees. You can even meet an elephant made out of lights! It’s a spectacular display where you can get “close” to the animals.