Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights rhino display
Bronx Zoo

Nothing beats New York City at Christmas time. When you and the kids go for your first holiday visit, head one borough up to see the Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights.

The zoo is bringing back light displays and tons of animal-inspired holiday cheer from November 21 to January 5. The Bronx Zoo is making some major upgrades to the celebration after a 12-year hiatus.

Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights elephant display
Bronx Zoo

You and the kids can walk through the zoo glittering with LED light displays, animated light shows and more. The last time this event ran, displays included light-up rhinos, zebras and elephants, twinkle light arches topped with wildlife figures and snowflake-clad trees. You can feel good knowing that the LED tech behind the lights makes this show super energy efficient.

The kids will get to see holiday performances, go caroling, catch an ice carving demonstration, hop a train ride and more. Warm up at the end of the night with hot chocolate and s’mores.

Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights Astor Court
Bronx Zoo

Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights will run Sundays through Thursdays from 5-9 pm and 5-10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $29.95/adults, $28.95/seniors and $22.95 for kids. Parking is $17-23 (varies by day). From now through September 15, tickets bought online will be marked down 30 percent for non-members and 40 percent for members with the promo code WEREBACK. Snag yours early while they still last at

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