Zoo Lights Powered by LES

Wednesdays - Sundays | Nov. 29 - Dec. 30

Zoo Lights Powered by LES is coming this holiday season. The Zoo will be transformed into one of the largest light shows in the Midwest, displaying over 250,000 LED lights! This new experience will include a 34 ft. Christmas tree, over 30 lit animal silhouettes, holiday train rides, a tree canopy light walk and a 60 foot light tunnel. Stop by a s'mores or hot cocoa station for tasty holiday treats.

Proceeds from Zoo Lights Powered by LES directly supports the Zoo and care for the animals.

A limited number of tickets are available each night. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended.

General Event Tickets

Members
Lincoln Children's Zoo Members receive discounted ticket prices to Zoo Lights Powered by LES.
All guests 2 and older require a ticket.
To receive Zoo member pricing for the event please log in with your member number located on the back of your Zoo membership card. If you have any questions regarding your membership number please email or call 402.475.6741 ext. 0
Please have photo ID and membership card ready the night of the event.

Non-members
All guests 2 and older require a ticket.
Members of other zoos, such as Omaha Zoo, do not receive any discounts.

VIP Tickets

VIP ticket holders receive exclusive early entry to Zoo Lights Powered by LES 30 minutes prior to opening.
Enter using the VIP entry line. 
Receive a Zoo Lights Powered by LES souvenir hot cocoa cup.
A holiday train ride.
All guests 2 and older require a ticket.
To receive Zoo member pricing for the event please log in with your member number located on the back of your Zoo membership card. If you have any questions regarding your membership number please email or call 402.475.6741 ext. 0
Members of other zoos such as Omaha Zoo do not receive any discounts.

 

General Event Ticket (6:00 - 9:00 p.m.) Price in advance Price at gate, day of event
Lincoln Children's Zoo Member $10.95 $12.95
Non-member $13.95 $15.95
VIP Ticket (5:30 - 9:00 p.m.) Price in advance Price at gate, day of event
Lincoln Children's Zoo Member $19.95 $21.95
Non-member $22.95 $24.95

We sincerely thank you for your patience and understanding while we worked to resolve the ticket processing issues.

If you tried to purchase tickets during the technical difficulties and have not received a phone call from the Zoo and/or you did not receive an email confirmation with tickets, your order was not processed and unfortunately you will need to re-purchase tickets. If you have charges on your bank account, they are pending and will fall off before being processed.  

You are also able to purchase tickets over the phone or in person at the Zoo.

Thank you to our featured sponsors!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there still be North Pole Express?
• Zoo Lights Powered by LES will be replacing North Pole Express. This brand new experience will allow us to serve a larger part of the community and expand the holiday fun.

What should I expect at Zoo Lights Powered by LES?
• Zoo Lights Powered by LES will be full of holiday fun for all ages! There will be lights throughout the Zoo, a 40 foot tall dancing tree, hot cocoa and s'mores stations, walk through light tunnels, larger than life ornaments and more!

What does timed entry mean?
• Zoo Lights Powered by LES will be a ticketed timed entry event. This means when you purchase a ticket, you will select the time you wish to enter the Zoo. You are not limited to 30 minutes in the Zoo, your experience can take as long as you would like.  The last ticket time will be one hour prior to closing (8:00 p.m.). You must enter within your half hour entry window.

Does the 30 minute entry time mean I can only stay in the Zoo for 30 minutes?
•No, the Zoo Lights Powered by LES experience will take longer than thirty minutes and can last as long as you'd like.

Will Santa be at Zoo Lights Powered by LES?
• Unfortunately Santa is very busy this time of year at the North Pole. There will still be tons of holiday fun and memorable moments including holiday train rides, a 40 foot tall dancing tree, walk through light tunnel and more!

What's included with the VIP ticket?
•VIP tickets include early access, commemorative cocoa cup with discounted refills, commemorative 3D glasses, and a train ride.

What's included with the General Admission ticket?
• General admission includes entry to the event and commemorative 3D glasses. Other items can be purchased as add-ons.

Will Zoo Lights Powered by LES be open on Christmas?
•No, Zoo Lights Powered by LES will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Can I purchase add-ons to my general admission ticket?
•Yes, train tickets can be purchased as an add-on. Other things such as s'mores, hot cocoa and souvenirs can be purchased at Zoo Lights Powered by LES.

Who needs a ticket?
• Everyone two years and older will need a ticket to the event. Guests two and older who wish to ride the train will require a train ticket. Train tickets on membership accounts are not valid at special events.

Infographic with Zoo Lights Powered by LES Facts
  • Visitors in 2018
    Visitors in 2018

    245,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2018
    CAMPERS IN 2018

    3,200

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400