Stone Zoo

November 27 - January 4, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Closed Dec. 25)

Members and member guests: $6 Tuesday-Sunday; $4 on Member Mondays!
Non-Members: $7


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ZooLights promises to dazzle visitors of all ages this holiday season. Enter a winter wonderland of tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights. Stroll through festively decorated Yukon Creek, home to bald eagles, North American porcupines, Canada lynx (including three kittens born earlier this year), reindeer and arctic foxes.

  • Meet Stone Zoo’s reindeer up close during nightly photo opportunities.* Visit with Santa, who awaits your arrival in Santa’s Castle. Jolly Old St. Nick will be available for photos through Dec. 23. After visiting with Santa, enter a magical holiday world filled with fairy tale characters and dancing plush animals.
  • Don't miss a special guest appearance from Mrs. Claus!
    Wednesdays, December 3, 10, 17 and 24, 5:30 - 8:30p.m.
  • Enjoy holiday music and contest giveaways from Magic 106.7 on Friday, December 12 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Scroll down for more ZooLights holiday happenings!

Please note:
*Reindeer photo opportunities are subject to change at any time due to the animals’ needs and the weather.
We do not accept library passes for ZooLights.
Rides are at an additional cost and are subject to availability due to weather.
No cancellations for online ticket orders.

Photos with Santa!

Take a look at some photo sessions with Santa from last year, and be sure to get your holiday photo with Santa at this year's ZooLights!

Holiday Santa Photos from Photos In A Minute on Vimeo.

American Cancer Society's Luminaria Night: Nov. 30

LuminariaSunday, November 30
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

American Cancer Society will be holding a Luminaria Night in conjunction with ZooLights. Bags of luminaria will join the decorations that light the Zoo for the holidays.

Visit the American Cancer Society website to dedicate a luminaria bag.

Holiday Hot Chocolate with the Reindeer: December 6, 13 and 14

4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Do you and your family want exclusive early entry to ZooLights? Are you looking for that perfect family photo with a reindeer for the holidays? Skip the wait, skip the lines and come enjoy hot chocolate with the reindeer!

Registrants will receive special early entry to ZooLights, hot chocolate and cookies, a special opportunity for photos with the reindeer, and time with Zoo staff to ask questions and talk about the animals.

Cost: $15 per participant for members and $20 for non-members. Children Under 2 are free.
Space is limited – pre-registration is required

Purchase Tickets, December 6 Purchase Tickets, December 13


Purchase Tickets, December 14

Confirmation and entrance information will be sent upon registration and is required upon arrival.

Questions about Holiday Hot Chocolate with the Reindeer? Contact our Education Department at Phone:  617-989-3742 or email education@zoonewengland.com.

*Please Note: This program will be held outside, rain or shine, unless inclement weather cancels ZooLights, in which case, program participants will be notified in advance."

Experience ZooLights (Video)