Hogle Zoo is one of the most-visited attractions in Utah and the top paid-for tourist attraction in Salt Lake City. Founded in 1931 and is located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon. Its natural terrain covers 42 acres of tree-lined pathways where visitors can view over 800 animals.
2600 Sunnyside Ave, Salt Lake City
Where wildlife meets wild lights! ZooLights returns to Hogle Zoo this holiday season with more sparkling lights, over 250 animated light displays, and more nightly fun than ever before! View glittering animated animals made out of lights, warm up under heaters and enjoy a hot chocolate and deep-fried s’more along the way. Take a ride on the Conservation Carousel (weather permitting) and then stop in to see Santa in EdZoocation Station! Stop into the Wild Zootique to finish your holiday shopping and pick up some hologram glasses to see the lights as never before.
Join the Reindeer Parade!
Join the reindeer parade each evening at 5:15 in the Entry Plaza as two of Santa’s tiny reindeer make their way to Santa’s Station – then visit with the Jolly Old Elf himself! Santa’s Reindeer will leave ZooLights! with Santa on Christmas Eve.
Family Friendly Early New Year’s Countdown
Get the kids in bed on time while still letting them ring in the new year, with our early countdown at 9 pm at ZooLights! Kids can do a New Year craft, get a noisemaker, and count down with our lighted countdown display. Come early to see all the lights and enjoy the last night of ZooLights.
Mid-November–December Annually 5:30–9 pm
2600 Sunnyside Ave S, Salt Lake
As part of the Hogle Zoo Light Holiday and New Year’s Celebration Hogle Zoo will be hosting Miss Utah and Miss Teen Utah for a Meet & Greet Autograph Signing Party!
*DISCONTINUED EVENT 12/1/2020
2600 Sunnyside Ave S
Salt Lake City, UT 84108