Stone Zoo

Nov. 22 - Jan. 4, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Closed Nov. 28 & Dec.25)

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ZooLights dazzles visitors of all ages each holiday season! Stroll along tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights, where you'll see black bears, a bald eagle, Canada lynx, arctic foxes, and even reindeer. Enjoy more festive fun by warming up by the fire pits and toasting marshmallows for s’mores (available for purchase). Children will want to make sure they visit with Santa, who awaits their arrival in Santa’s Castle. Jolly Old St. Nick will be available for photos through December 24. See below for our full schedule of events and activities.

Brick Safari --This year only!

Go on a safari unlike any other! As you explore the paths of Stone Zoo, prepare to spot over 40 life-size animal sculptures made from millions of colorful LEGO® bricks! From the iconic elephant (made from over 270,000 bricks!) to the fiesty Tasmanian devil, safari-goers will discover wildlife from all corners of the globe. Visit Santa’s Castle to get an exclusive peek at sculptures only seen at this event, and to meet Santa himself! Full details.

Tickets & Pricing

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  • Monday, Tuesday: Adult: $9.95 | Children: $7.95
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: Adult: $11.95 | Children: $9.95
  • Friday, Saturday: Adult: $14.95 | Children: $12.95

Gate (Daily):

  • Adult: $14.95
  • Children: $12.95

Children include guests ages 2-12. Guests under 2 are free!

Members: Check your emails for special offers! Every Monday, members pay only $6/admission ticket and receive an additional 10% discount on all gift shop purchases.
Become a member today!

Special Events and Activities Schedule

  • Warm up by with toasted s'mores by the campfire ($5/s'mores kit)
  • Enjoy a moonlit spin on our carousel, Jungle Fun and Turbo Tub. Prices listed at ticket booths. Rides are weather dependent.
  • December 4, 11, 18 and 24: Meet Mrs. Claus, who will be greeting visitors and spreading holiday cheer throughout the Zoo from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Snap a pic with Jolly Old St. Nick through December 24. More details below. 


Renee Lamy: Sunday, November 24, 6:00 p.m.

Based out of Worcester, Massachusetts, Renee Lamy has been paving her way in the music scene for the past five years. Her sound can be described as a mix of the pop edge of Julia Michaels and the acoustic flow of Ed Sheeran. She has performed at many New England venues such as Boston’s Faneuil Hall and The Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl. Renee is currently recording her third single that she plans to release later this year.

Photos with Santa

Santa photos starting at $15

Take a look at some previous photo sessions with Santa, and be sure to get your holiday photo with Santa at this year's ZooLights! 
Learn more.

Holiday Santa Photos from Photos In A Minute on Vimeo.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a discount, coupon or Stone Zoo library pass for ZooLights?
Admission discounts and coupons, including library passes, are not valid for ZooLights admission. They may be used for general Zoo admission only.

How long is Santa available? Can I purchase my photos with Santa?
Santa is available nightly through December 24 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. - he is very busy on Christmas Eve! Your professional photos with Santa will be available for an additional fee. 

Will the rides be open?
Yes, rides will be available for an additional cost and are subject to availability due to weather. 

If I visit during the day, can I stay for ZooLights?
Each day during ZooLights, the Zoo will close at its scheduled time of 4:00 p.m., and re-open at 5:00 p.m. for the event. Guests will be asked to exit when the Zoo closes at 4:00 p.m. so staff can set up for the evening's events. Guests are welcome to return for ZooLights at 5:00 p.m., and will need to purchase separate tickets for the event.  


Event Sponsorship
Is your company interested in sponsoring this event? Zoo New England has many different types of packages that will fit your company’s goals. Please contact Kevin Milhomme at kmilhomme@zoonewengland.org or 617-989-2692 for more information.



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