Holiday Light Safari

Holiday Light Safari
December 7-8 & 14-23, 2018
5:30 - 8:30 pm (Last admission 7:30 pm)

Create wonderful memories at Alexandria Zoo this holiday season! Holiday Light Safari features hundreds of thousands of lights, train rides, Santa, kids' activities, and more!

Alexandria Zoo will close at 4 pm (last admission 3 pm) and reopen at 5:30 pm each evening of Holiday Light Safari. FOTAZ Memberships and other Zoo Passes are not valid during Holiday Light Safari. In the event of inclement weather, the decision to cancel an evening of Holiday Light Safari will be announced via the Zoo’s facebook page.


Let it Glow!

Bundle up and stroll through the Zoo's natural setting, aglow with thousands of glistening lights.



Share your wish list with Santa through December 23.



Hop aboard the Holiday Express train ride where you'll see even more lights and displays.

Merry Creations

Atwood's Merry Creations

Visit the Activities Building to decorate an Atwood's Bakery sugar cookie and make a craft.

Gift Shop

Gift Shop

Before you leave, stop by the Zootique where a variety of wild gift items - perfect for the animal in everyone - await.

Palm Cafe

Palm Cafe

Enjoy tasty winter treats from the Palm Cafe. Hot chocolate, meals and snacks will be available for purchase.

While you may spot a few night owls during Holiday Light Safari, most of our residents will be catching some zzz's.

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Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Closed only Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day

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Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810