Zoo Lights Powered by LES

Zoo Lights Powered by LES

November 25 - December 30, 2022 • 5:30 - 9:00 PM

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Get in the holiday spirit with Zoo Lights Powered by LES! The Zoo will be transformed into one of the largest lights displays in the midwest. This experience will include a 40 ft. Christmas tree, over 30 lit animal silhouettes, holiday train rides, a tree canopy light walk, a 60 foot light tunnel and more! 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 animals in the winter months. 

Zoo Lights Powered by LES is a timed-ticket event. Ticket dates and times will sell out. Tickets will not be available at the gates during the event if tickets have sold out. Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended. 


Tickets

General Admission Tickets

Zoo Members

  • Lincoln Children's Zoo Members receive discounted ticket prices to Zoo Lights Powered by LES.
  • All guests 2 and older require a ticket.
  • Zoo Members may only reserve tickets at the membership rate for family listed on their Zoo membership. Any additional tickets reserved outside of the family members listed on your membership must be purchased using the non-member ticket option. Please have photo ID and membership card ready for membership verification. All tickets reserved outside of your membership will be null and void.

To Receive Your Member Discount

  • Select your chosen ticket type and proceed to checkout. (Tickets are listed as non-member price, member discount will be applied during checkout).
  • During checkout, click the "I'm a member" box and enter your member number. (Your member number can be found on the back of your Zoo membership card).
  • Last name, email and member number must match what is listed on your membership account.
  • If you have any questions regarding your membership number please email or call 402.475.6741 ext. 0

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

  • Be the first to enter the event at 5:30pm or enter anytime during the event with minimal wait time.
  • Receive a Zoo Lights Powered by LES souvenir hot cocoa cup and discounted refills.
  • Receive a holiday train ride.
  • All guests 2 and older require a ticket.
General Event Ticket Price
Lincoln Children's Zoo Member $10.95
Non-member $13.95
Holiday Train Ride $2.50
VIP Ticket Price
Lincoln Children's Zoo Member $19.95
Non-member $22.95
Holiday Train Ride Included with VIP tickets

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What does timed ticket entry mean?
• Zoo Lights Powered by LES is a timed ticket entry event. This means when you purchase a ticket, you will select the time you wish to enter the Zoo. While you must enter during your selected half hour window, you are not limited to an amount of time in the Zoo, your experience can take as long as you would like.

What's included with the VIP ticket?
•VIP tickets include early entry starting at 5:30 p.m., a commemorative cocoa cup, 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.

Can I purchase tickets at the gate during the event?
• Zoo Lights Powered by LES tickets will only be available at the gates if that date/time has not sold out. Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended to ensure you can visit on your desired date/time.

Are s'mores and hot cocoa included with my ticket?
• S'mores, hot cocoa, and other snack items are not included with your ticket and may be purchased for an additional cost.

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.

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.

Will there be North Pole Express this year?
• Zoo Lights Powered by LES replaced North Pole Express. This holiday experience allows us to serve a larger part of the community and expand the holiday fun.

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!

Can I view a Zoo Lights Powered by LES map?
• Yes, you can view a Zoo Lights Powered by LES map here.


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