Zoo Lights - Topeka Zoo
The Zoo Lights is a new fund raising event which was introduced at the Topeka Zoological Park in Topeka, Kansas in 2020. In 2023 the Zoo Lights run from November 17 - December 30th. About half of the zoo is filled with Christmas lights and the zoo reopens each evening from 5-9 PM for visitors to walk through. The last admission is one hour before closing.
Admission to Zoo Lights is by timed tickets, purchased
(some dates already sold out) Tickets can
be used to enter the zoo during a 30 minute period, such as 6-6:30 PM.
Once you are in the zoo, you can remain until closing. Several hundred
tickets are sold in each time period. Tickets are $12-14 for adults and
$9 for children. There are no refunds if the tickets are not used as scheduled.
The walk through takes about 30-45 minutes, but if you don't have the time
for a walk through, the part of display you can see for free through the
fence is still worth stopping for a look.
There is also an opportunity to have family photos with Santa. Allow extra time waiting in line if you are doing a photo Santa. You use your own camera for the photos. The final night with Santa is December 24.
The only animals you can expect to see are reindeer and maybe a few ducks on the pond.
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