Wild Lights

T’was a night before Christmas, and all through the park not a creature was stirring as the evening grew dark. With the animals tucked away safely for a long winter’s night. The Zoo suddenly brightened with thousands of tiny lights. There were carolers singing and tasty treats, too. Now there’s just one thing missing– we’re all expecting you!

Join us Wednesdays-Sundays from November 26- January 9 for a Holiday Light Spectacular at Cameron Park Zoo. Kids of all ages can visit with Santa from 6pm to closing through December 23rd.

Hours of Operation:

Monday & Tuesday- Closed to public- Available for private events. Contact specialevents@cameronparkzoo.com for booking information.
Wednesday & Thursday- 6:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. (Last entry at 8:30 p.m.)
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday- 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. (Last entry at 9:00 p.m.)

Christmas Week hours: Open December 20-23 and 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Closed December 24-25.

Closed on January 1.


  • Download the Goosechase App on your phone and participate in our FREE scavenger hunt- Login information will be located in the front plaza of the Zoo
  • Stop by and visit Santa in the Santa Area sponsored by H-E-B and Walker Partners located in our special events pavilion. Be sure to bring your camera for a free photo opportunity. Santa will be on site each night until December 23rd. 
  • Craft Area in our special events pavilion (Available Wednesday & Thursday)
  • Holiday music brought to you by local choirs (Varying nights)
  • Dance performances brought to you by Czech dancers (Varying nights)
  • Stop by some of our favorite local food trucks and enjoy a warm beverage, sweet treat or yummy dinner! (Nights vary) Zookies, Chaney Bros Hot Chocolate, Dubl-r Burgers, Dr Pepper Float Truck, Xristo’s
  • Please note that the animals will not be on exhibit during Wild Lights- Be sure to come back during regular Zoo hours to visit them!

Ticket Information:

General Admission
Adults 13+: $15.00
Children 3-12 years old: $12.00
Children 2 & under: Free

Cameron Park Zoo Member Rate
Adults 13+: $13.00
Children 3-12 years old: $10.00
Children 2 & under: Free

Purchase Tickets

Since this is an after hours fundraising event, membership passes, free tickets and other discounts do not apply. Wild Lights tickets are date specific. Contact us at specialevents@cameronparkzoo.com to reschedule your tickets. Tickets are non-refundable.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Duane McGregor at duanem@cameronparkzoo.com or 254-750-8423.