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November 21, 2018 - January 5, 2019

It wouldn’t be the holidays in Portland without a visit to the Oregon Zoo’s annual winter festival, ZooLights. As you walk around the zoo, you’ll see a dazzling display of more than million and half lights, and experience your zoo in a whole new light. In addition to visiting elephants, penguins and other animals, you can ride the popular lighted train and enjoy dinner from a variety of food carts. Little ones may want to ride the carousel, and Santa will be available for photos each night.

ZooLights runs Nov. 21 to Jan 5 this year, and will be closed on Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving, Nov. 27th & 28th for Brewlights, and Dec 24th & 25th.

The zoo opens each day at 9:30 a.m. and ZooLights tickets are valid after 4 p.m. ZooLights hours are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., 8 p.m. on Value Nights. Grounds remain open for one hour after gates close.

Trying to decide what to do in Portland? Check out events like this nearby our downtown Portland boutique hotel. A stay at Hotel Eastlund means you’ll be right across the street from the Oregon Convention Center, next to the Moda Center and have easy access to the best destinations, restaurants and attractions Portland has to offer. Whether you’re here for business, pleasure, or seeking event spaces in Portland, we look forward to helping you discover this beautiful city.


November 21, 2018
January 5


Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221 United States