Enjoy a dazzling light display and winter dreamland packed with holly jolly activities for the whole family such as:

Twinkling Lights With a New Orleans Twist
SEE
Take a tour of the Zoo grounds covered in breathtaking lights, from HUMBUGapalooza featuring glowing insects to a stunning peacock light display, and 30-foot Endangered Species Holiday Tree.
EAT
Indulge in holiday treats, including grab and go options and a full food court with hot dishes and desserts. Enjoy seasonal craft brews in the Beer Garden with outdoor seating.
DO
Capture the magic with a family photo, hop on the carousel, or create your very own light display. You can even write special holiday messages to patients at Children’s Hospital New Orleans in the true spirit of the holidays. Tag us @AudubonInstitute and hashtag #AudubonZooLights #LightsUpTheSeason
#LightsforLions on Instagram.

SHOP
Get something special for everyone on your list with gifts from the Audubon Marketplace. Support Audubon Nature Institute’s mission with educational gifts and Louisiana-themed items.
Holiday Magic in the Heart of Uptown

Free parking is available for Zoo Lights guests at Audubon Zoo, accessible from Magazine Street. 

Audubon Zoo • 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118

6  PM – 9 PM
Last entry is at 8:45 PM

For all things merry and bright, celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Zoo Lights! 

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Sponsored by:

#AudubonZooLights    #LightUpTheSeason    #LightsforLions

AUDUBON MEMBERS

$10 Online Purchase
$13 Purchased at Front Gate

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$15 Online Purchase  
$18 Purchased at Front Gate

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Santa
Photos

Twinkle
Tunnel

30-foot Endangered
Species Holiday Tree

Elves
Workshop

Plus so much more!

Gumdrop
Hop

November 29-30

December 
1, 6-8, 12-15, 19-23, 26-30

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Please Note: 
Animals will not be on display. No outside food or drink. This is a rain or shine event. If the event is cancelled by Audubon due to extreme weather causing dangerous conditions or power outage, an alternative date will be offered. Refunds will be not be given and should you not be able to attend, please consider your admission a donation to Audubon Nature Institute.

Dine Under the Stars at Zoo Lights!

Get an exclusive, holiday dining experience amongst a dazzling light display and winter dreamland at Audubon Zoo on December 4. 

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