TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights is back at the Houston Zoo, and more spectacular than ever this year – we’ve added more than 1 million lights. The display will open to the public through January 4,  but will be closed December 24 and 25.

Grab a cup of hot chocolate and stroll through majestic oak trees sparkling with thousands of colorful LED lights. Get in the spirit of the season with festive holiday music.

Explore the enchanted forest, where you can see life-sized lighted animal sculptures, check out the all-new dollhouse village, and see holiday trains chugging through the landscape. Stare in amazement at “Holly Berry,” the 1957 Cadillac, that features thousands of vibrant lights dancing in time to joyful music.

Bring your camera to capture all the special moments, and seize the opportunity to get this year’s family holiday photo, too.

Zoo Lights hours are 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., with the last entry at 9:00 p.m. Zoo Lights is a separate event from general Zoo admission. The Zoo closes for the day at 5:00 p.m. and opens up for Zoo Lights at 6:00 p.m.

Buy and print your tickets now to save $2 per person off the gate admission price. http://www.houstonzoo.org/zoolights/

Pricing for non-members is – Adults & Children ages two and up $10 ($12 at the gate); infants under two years are free, but ticket is required. The Wildlife Carousel is $2.

Zoo members pricing is $7 for adults and children ages 2 and up ($9 at the gate); infants under two years are free, but ticket is required.  Wildlife Carousel is $1.

The Houston Zoo is located in Hermann Park adjacent to the Texas Medical Center and the Museum District. There are two entrances to the zoo.

The main entrance, and parking lot is located at 6200 Hermann Park Drive.

The Medical Center entrance is located on Cambridge Street across from Ben Taub Hospital, and provides convenient drop-off, pickup and pedestrian access. There is no parking at this gate.  This gate is open only on weekends and major holidays.