Zoolights returns to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium November 27

The entrance to Zoolights at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes)

One of the Pacific Northwest’s longest running holiday light displays returns to the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma Friday, November 27, through Sunday, January 3.

This year’s Zoolights features more than 700,000 LED lights. Favorite displays include a giant octopus that changes colors, sea turtles, ice-skating puffins, a walrus family, three polar bears, and the Tunnel of Lights. There are also some local landmarks like the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and Mount Rainier. And there’s the Seahawks tree proudly displaying the number 12.

Zoolights is open nightly, 5-9 p.m., except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The last entry is at 8 p.m.

Admission is $5.50 for members and $11 for non-members Monday-Thursday and $7 for members and $14 for non-members Friday-Sunday. Children ages two and younger are admitted free. Ticket sales begin in October.

The zoo has made some changes this year due to COVID-19 and the state’s safety requirements. Tickets are timed and available online only. Everyone ages five and younger must wear masks while they’re at the zoo. The carousel, goat exhibit, and two aquariums will be closed.

For more information, visit pdza.org/event/zoolights.

Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes)

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