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Zoo Lights Portland Oregon

Zoo Lights Portland Oregon is an annual event at the Oregon Zoo and is a wonderful tradition for celebrating the holidays in Portland. "See the zoo transformed into a winter wonderland, aglow with a million lights. More than 200 animated animals swing through trees, jump across lawns, hide in bushes and appear in places where they're least expected. Displays include swinging monkeys, leaping frogs, flying bats, diving penguins and a perfect-for-photos light sculpture featuring a dozen animals."  The Portland Oregon Zoo Lights event is much anticipated each year, and children will delight in the sparkling lights, animated displays, and zoo trains.

Oregon ZooLights Video



These days, the Oregon Zoo is one of the most popular zoos in the country and a favorite of locals and visitors alike.  Conveniently located in NW Portland, with easy access on the TriMet MAX light rail line.  Throughout the year, various activities such as Zoo Concerts and Portland Oregon Zoo Lights are held to make the zoo attractive all year long.  Over a million people visit the zoo each year to view over 2000 different creatures.


Portland Oregon Zoo Lights Visitors Information

Days and Hours:
Nov. 27-Jan. 3
closed Dec. 24-25

Sun-Thurs: 5-8 p.m.
Fri-Sat: 5-8:30 p.m.

Stay until one hour after gate closes.

ZooLights Prices (from

Members at "Plus" levels, Patron level and above get into ZooLights FREE!
Prices Admission
train ride)
Train sold
(12 to 64)
$10.75 $9.00 $3.50
Seniors (65 and over) $9.25 $7.50 $3.50
Children (3 to 11) $7.75 $6.00 $3.50
Infants 2 & under free free free
Members Zoo members at "Plus" levels, Patron level and above receive free admission to ZooLights and a 50 cent discount on the train ride. For membership information, please call 503-220-2493.

Buy ZooLights tickets online!

Take MAX to the zoo and save $1.50 on your admission! (proof of fare required)


Visit the Portland Oregon Zoo Lights Website for additional information.

The Zoo Lights Portland Oregon exhibit also features live entertainment.  Local Portland area youth groups, choirs, and bands perform at Zoo Lights each year.  Click to view the schedule of events for Oregon ZooLights (2009).

Portland Oregon Zoo Address: 

4001 SW Canyon Road,  Portland, Oregon 97221

Directions to Portland Oregon Zoo Lights:

Take TriMet MAX Light Rail to the Washington Park Station.  Trains arrive every ten minutes.  If driving, take HWY 26 West of Downtown Portland Oregon.   The zoo is located five minutes west of downtown Portland on Highway 26. Watch for the signs. The zoo is the first exit from this highway.

Read more about the Portland Oregon Zoo here.



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