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Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights Admission Ticket
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Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights Admission Ticket

By Bronx Zoo
Join us for a family holiday festival at the Bronx Zoo. During the evenings, the park comes to life with holiday cheer as immersive light displays, custom-designed animal lanterns and animated light shows sparkle across the zoo. The outdoor celebration is complete with festive entertainment, seasonal treats and classic holiday music. The walk-through experience is a beloved tradition, enchanting and fun for all ages.
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$39.95
per adult
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$39.95
per adult

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Duration:
1–2 hours
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Ticket type:
Mobile
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  • Admission to Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights
  • Entry/Admission - Bronx Zoo
What's not included
  • Holiday Train ride not included


Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 156679P6

  • All visitors entering after 3PM must have a Holiday Lights ticket, activities begin at 5PM.
  • Children 2 & under are FREE. No ticket needed.
  • Tickets are rain or shine.
  • Changes to activity availability may occur due to unforeseen conditions.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This program does not include animal exhibits. All animal exhibits close at 4:00pm.

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights Admission Ticket?
Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights Admission Ticket price starts from $39.95. Discover and book Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights Admission Ticket on Tripadvisor
What is the Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights Admission Ticket cancellation policy?
Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights Admission Ticket cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights Admission Ticket on Tripadvisor
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Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights Admission Ticket is hosted by Bronx Zoo. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Bronx Zoo on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights Admission Ticket on Tripadvisor
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On average, this experience will take approximately 1h. Discover and book Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights Admission Ticket on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 156679P6

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Awmclaugh
Awmclaugh
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Such a wonderful experience
My favorite part of the zoo was the Gorilla exhibit. They were so much fun to watch and seemed to enjoy all the att
sweetep21
sweetep21
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Incredible Giraffe Encounter
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for having employees like Matt and Peter! My family and I did the Giraffe Enc
BlairC7
BlairC7
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Must-visit
Lots of animals to see, lots of things to do which adds to your day. Food reasonably priced too. Fun for all the fa
David K
David K
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Great Zoo
This zoo is my current favorite. The layout seems to have been really throughout, like you are in the woods betwee
626evem
626evem
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Free wednesdays at the zoo
For those looking for a good deal and not spend alot of money for admission Wednesdays are now free at the Bronx Zo
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E T
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Lovely zoo
It is a lovely zoo, beautiful environment, a place of silence in the busy town. Worthy to visit this zoo.
DrKatieRN
DrKatieRN
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Family visit to one of America’s best zoos
I became a member of the Wildlife Conservation Society (NYC Zoos) this year. I visited the Bronx Zoo with 5 other f
Rahburt
Rahburt
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Terrible Experience
I paid $160.00 for tickets for 3 adults and 1 child. I went to the Bronx zoo on Thursday, August 18th, 2022 only af
brandasa
brandasa
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Among the best in the world
I've been to the Singapore, San Diego, and Schonbrunn zoos, and the Bronx can hold its own! The animals have large
bobsT6769TA
bobsT6769TA
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Did not realize the zoo was so massive I love how the animals I have free range in their exhibits
Did not realize the zoo was so massive .I love how the animals I have free range in their exhibits. The guerrilla r
KillerRabbit
KillerRabbit
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The whole Bronx is a Zoo.
Awesomest zoo anywhere. Puts all others to shame. Millions of animals of all kinds. You will go round the world and
preciousness22
preciousness22
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New York Icon
The Bronx Zoo is a hidden gem in New York. There are wonderful displays set amongst greenery right in the Bronx.
karemore
karemore
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Fantastic Zoo
We tried the Wednesday discount tickets for the first time, the all-inclusive option. It was great, not any more cr
626evem
626evem
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Beautiful zoo
I went with my little brother because he wanted to see the Dinosaur Safari exhibit and ended up having a great time
328everc
328everc
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Amazing
The mono riel it’s amazing the guy it’s very knowledgeable about animals and explained really good everything about
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ2,736 contributions
Jan 2021
I went to the Bronx Zoo on the last night of the Holiday Lights on a whim. The tickets had been discounted by 30% and I thought why not? I am so glad that I went. It was an amazing show to walk around.

It really was a beautiful display of lights, music, activities like ice sculpture and comics performing and the restaurants were all open to the guests. Since it was the last night, it was busier early in the evening but by 9:00pm, it started to quiet down.

The lights took up much of the park and I almost missed the back section of the zoo when I went down a different path by the seal tanks towards the original part of the zoo. They had a musical Christmas tree and zebras on silts, costume characters taking pictures and white lights that adorned all the trees. There were all sorts of animals sculptures that lit the way along the paths and all sorts of contemporary Christmas songs were being played.

Even though Christmas was over and the Epiphany had passed, the lights really put me back into the holiday spirit and with it being such a rough Christmas this year, it was nice to have a bit of holiday cheer still come my way.

It was a GREAT evening!
Written January 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Debra R
Plymouth, UK29 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Wished we had arrived a bit earlier to see the zoo but as we’d previously been to Central Park zoo didn’t feel we needed to. So we arrived fifteen minutes before the animal part of the zoo closed and it’s huge! Managed to see the bears whilst making our way to the illuminations.

Was just getting dark so we went to the cafe for food. There wasn’t a load of choice and very busy but we had a good snack and drink and headed off.

The holiday lights were fabulous, nicely presented and spaced out and the grounds are extensive so there was Carol singers, Xmas trees and children’s rides including a merry go round for us big kids too!
There was an ice sculptor and shop and generally the whole evening was a great experience!
I’d definitely recommend the zoo for the animals and if there xmas or new year go see the holiday lights too.
Written February 1, 2020
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SuzyQ
87 contributions
The late entry at 3pm into the zoo prior to the lights was amazing. The house of birds was soo cool. Bird active & had place to ourselves. Saw many of the animals being put away. The lantern display was amazing. Carolers were great & festive. The ice carver was interesting. The s’mores over priced as was the only complaint. Other lights were well done
Written January 1, 2020
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kimberlyklap
39 contributions
Nov 2020 • Family
Unfortunately this review is not good. I normally love the bronx zoo. we attempted the holiday lights tonight for my son's bday and it was quite literally a zoo. Even with timed tickets the place was packed. No one was controlling anything. We have done a lot during Covid-19 but this was by far the worst we have experienced. No one felt safe. Bumper to bumper people. No one was socially distancing. We had to skip a lot due to crowds. I'm not sure what I expected but it wasn't that. Do not recommend this year if you are abiding by CDC guidelines. Lights are beautiful and I would love to go back next year. Just wish I didn't feel so uncomfortable this year.
Written November 29, 2020
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lydiar770
Bronx, NY79 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
This is the first time I visited the Bronx zoo holiday lights. I took my granddaughter who came to visit me and she loved it. The park was full of bright beautiful lights so colorful. She got on the merry go around, then we took her for hot chocolate. It was an amazing night full of colors and magic. We took a lot of pictures.
Written December 29, 2019
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Jessica M
New York City, NY69 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
I have been a Bronx Zoo member for two years and I really feel there should be a better value for members. You do get 40% off the ticket but that is still nearly $20 a person on top of the $300 a year family zoo membership. So for the four of us to go it was an additional $80 on top of what we spend a year. It is crowded, like really crowded, so there are long lines for everything from light shows to food. We waited 15 min for an overpriced hot chocolate. Then we spent $6 for s’mores. ONE MARSHMALLOW for $6. And that is with our member discount.
I was hoping for some craft stations or something, more like what you see at Boo at the Zoo, (which is no extra cost) but we didn’t see that. The ice carving looked cool, but there were so many people we couldn’t see at all. The holiday train is also an up charge, so we didn’t do it. At the very least that could be free for members.
I was also disappointed that there was no hay ride at boo at the zoo this year. It was replaced by the Dino ride, which was also an upgrade charge so we opted out.
Written December 29, 2019
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tutorman
1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Friends
Tonight, we visited the Holiday Lights at the Bronx Zoo. We had a fantastic time. The staff was super friendly.

Also, we visited Holiday Lights 10 years ago, so we have a reference.

You will have a terrific time. However, three things prevent a five-star rating.

1. No animals. That's right, aside from the sea lions, you will not see any animals. There used to be exhibits open during the sholiday Lights. So, if you are expecting to see animals at night, you will be disappointed.

2. Pricy. 10 years ago, admission was $8.00. Now, it is $29.95. And that does NOT include parking.

3. They used to have a special Holiday Lights zoo map. Now. No special map. This may be nitpicky, but that map was nice to have.

So, you will have a good time, but you will payyyyyyyy, and no animals...

...except for the sea lions.
Written December 28, 2019
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TophersTravels71
New Jersey403 contributions
Dec 2019
Went there on the member's night and got there early. Lines were insanely long and the visit was less pleasant than we normally get when we go to the Zoo. It didn't help that it was raining, but even without that, the long lines for everything (45 minutes for the little train, 40 minutes for the lights, 25 minutes for a stale/overheated sandwich, 20 minutes in line at the gift shop, etc.) made it a far less enjoyable trip than we'd expected. We're members and will go back to the Zoo but not sure we'll do the holiday lights again.
Written December 30, 2019
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Deb L
3 contributions
Dec 2019
We planned this trip with a other family and we had a blast! The lights were amazing and the ice carving competition was fun to watch! We had 4 grown children with us and still got everyone on the bug carousel! Would recommend this to anyone! If you go a bit later - parking is easier.
Written December 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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