Thursdays - Sundays
November 24 to December 31, 2017
See the zoo in a whole new light! This holiday season, your Henry Vilas Zoo will shine brighter than ever as we bring Zoo Lights to Madison! Enjoy a warm beverage as you take a stroll down candy cane lane and enjoy the festive sights and sounds. Thousands of lights will transform the zoo into a winter wonderland that's not to be missed.
**Weather Alert December 26-31st** Due to extremely cold temperatures this week, the holiday market will be closed and only the main entrance (parking lot located on the corner of Drake and Randall Streets, closest to the primate house and gift shop) will be open for each evening. Zoo Lights will be OPEN every night this week!
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 5:30 - 9pm (ticket sales end at 8:30pm)
**open every night of Winter Break (Dec. 26-31)
Carousel: 5:30 - 8pm nightly
Glacier Grille Restaurant: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Holiday Market: 5:30-8pm
Regular Admission: $7 per person (children under 3 are admitted for free)
Group Rates and Season Passes:
4-packs of tickets will be available for $24/night
Season passes (4 tickets per night) for $44 - Purchase season and group tickets here
**All tickets, except season passes, will be sold on-site at the gates the night-of.
For safety reasons, wheelchairs and strollers will not be available for rent during the winter. You are welcome to bring your own stroller or wheelchair to the zoo during this time!
Make sure to visit our neighbors on Monroe Street for $1 off your
Zoo Lights admission! Participating Monroe Street businesses include:
Bloom Bake Shop, HotelRED, Pizza Brutta, Monroe Street Arts Center and Orange Tree
A private holiday event at the zoo is something your guests will be WILD about! For details and prices, please view our Zoo Lights Corporate Nights brochure.
Candy Cane Lane Sponsor:
Large Exhibit Sponsors:
Small Exhibit Sponsors:
The Bruce Company
CaPaul's Tree Farm
David Weitz Agency - American Family Insurance
Community Night Sponsors: