Knoxville’s Wildest Light Spectacular Returns!
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We’re lighting up the nights again starting November 25th and twinkling through to January 8th! Experience the magic of Knoxville’s wildest holiday light tradition.
Tickets
Children under 2 are admitted FREE. Zoo Members get $4 off regular admission price!
Dates
November 25th through January 8 on select dates. 5:00pm – 8:30pm. Last Admittance 7:30 pm.
NOV 25 –
NOV 27
NOV 30 –
DEC 4
DEC 7 –
DEC 11
DEC 14 –
DEC 18
DEC 21 –
DEC 23
DEC 28 –
JAN 1
JAN 4–
JAN 8
Merriment for all ages and abilities!
Glowing Lanterns

Dozens of glowing lanterns, and Moravian stars glow in the dark. Plus, this year a fun Scavenger Hunt to see if you can spot the special lanterns decking the habitats.

Hoilday Refreshments

Get your fill of seasonal festive bites, like rich hot cocoa and spirited drinks for 21+ only at Zoo Lights. Menu items are curated for the event.

Photos with Santa

Book a photoshoot with Santa! Additional ticket required.

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Flying Sleigh Zipline

Behold the beautiful lanterns and habitats from Santa’s perspective! Ride Santa’s magical flying sleigh zipline this winter with Rudolph at the helm. Or hop aboard the Polar Express Train. Additional ticket required.

Scavenger Hunt

Dozens of glowing lanterns, and Moravian stars glow in the dark. Plus, this year a fun Scavenger Hunt to see if you can spot the special lanterns decking the habitats.

Private Igloos

Book a private Igloo Experience that includes Zoo Lights admission, private heated igloo lounge, paired seasonal cocktails and appetizers, 4 hour rental and a personal server for 6-8 guests. Perfect for birthdays and proposals. $115 per person. Or reserve the Rocking Rhino Deck for your private party of 50+ and enjoy use of 2 igloo lounges, appetizer stations, bar seating, cocktail tables and patio heaters. Indoor private holiday party areas also available. Email for pricing.

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Private igloos available each night. Contact us for more details!
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