Zoo Lights

A LARGER THAN LIFE holiday season at the Lake Superior Zoo!

We are excited to invite you to our second annual after-hours event featuring giant (and we mean GIANT) animal inflatables plus an assortment of holiday-themed lights and photo ops!

Here is what you can expect at Zoo Lights:

  • Expanded Light Display
  • Free S’mores!!
  • Visits from Santa
  • Grinch Appearances (select dates)
  • Safari Cafe will have Hot Chocolate & Treats!
  • Fun Light Up items in the Tiger’s Paw Gift Shop
  • Live Holiday Music (dates to be announced)

Christmas Caroler Schedule: To Be Announced

Sign up your musical group HERE!

Does your organization serve under-resourced youth and families? Click here to request FREE tickets!

Closed on December 24 and 25

How can I buy tickets?


You must bring your valid ID or order confirmation with you to redeem your tickets.

Event Maps

We will not be handing out physical maps – so save this to your phone or print at home! There will be maps located throughout grounds as well.

What health & safety measure will be in place?

  • Hand-sanitizer stations are available throughout the Zoo. Guests are encouraged to follow CDC and MDH recommendations of using hand sanitizer and washing their hands.
  • Guests of the Zoo are asked to refrain from visiting if they are not feeling well or have a fever. 
  • Masks are not required but are recommended
  • Additional sanitation of high-touch surfaces and restrooms will be performed throughout the day.
  • Zoo staff will monitor their health each day prior to reporting to work.
  • Zoo staff are required to wear masks while working inside.

Who needs to purchase a ticket?

Everyone! Ticket prices are for all ages.

Ages 2 and under are free!

What if it gets cancelled due to weather?

  • Tickets can be used on any date for Larger than Life Lights!
  • Must have a copy of your email or valid ID to redeem.

Event Dates

  • November 25, 26, 27
  • December 2,3,4,9,10,11,16,17,18, 23, 30,31


  • General Admission $5
  • 2 & Under are FREE!

Event Sponsors

Santa Sponsor

Reindeer Sponsor

Elf Sponsor

Would your business like to sponsor or table at our event? Reach out to us at info@lszoo.org!