Winter Light Spectacular


November 13, 2020 - January 2, 2021

Lehigh Valley Zoo and presenting sponsor Service Electric celebrate the most magical time of the year during the annual Winter Light Spectacular.

Bundle up and enjoy the beauty of nature as you stroll through tree-lined paths lit up by over 1.2 million twinkling lights and themed animated displays. Warm up next to the cozy outdoor fire pits, while enjoying hot cocoa and s’mores. Don’t forget the camera to capture the children’s delight when they encounter Santa, The Grinch, Woody, Buzz, Elsa, Princess Belle, Olaf, and friends!

Create your own picture perfect princess or prince memories under the dazzling lights! Plus, the Zoo has new engagement proposal packages and group rates. Looking to pop the question to your special someone over the holiday season? Lehigh Valley Zoo has you covered! Let them help you make it the most unique and magical night. How many people can say they were proposed to under spectacular a light show in a zoo?!

The 2020 season of Winter Light Spectacular will feature 35 scheduled event nights. Winter Light Spectacular runs 6 - 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursday and from 5 - 10 p.m. on Friday through Sunday from November 13 to January 2, 2021. The event will be on break for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Free on-site parking is available as space allows. 

Winter Light Spectacular is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Lehigh Valley Zoo, the leader in animal conservation in the Lehigh Valley. Revenue from these fundraisers go towards animal conservation projects at the zoo to benefit all of our beautiful animals and conservation programs right here in the Lehigh Valley.

New for 2020 is a timed-ticketing system set for two-hour visits -- part of the Zoo’s new safety protocol to comply with state-mandated capacity restrictions. This component also benefits the guest experience by greatly improving traffic flow into the Zoo, as well as enhancing parking availability. Masks are required at all times while inside the Zoo unless at designated food and beverage areas.

Lehigh Valley Zoo’s location, layout, and its dedication to a quality customer experience along with Christmas Decor, the leading residential and commercial decorator in the Lehigh Valley, have partnered together to create a premier holiday destination that is unparalleled in the area.

Admission for 2020

  • Adults $15; Children (ages 2-11) $10
  • Lehigh Valley Zoo Members: $8, (Zoo Member admission price may not be combined with any other discount offer. Valid Lehigh Valley Zoo membership must be presented along with Zoo Members admission upon entry. Zoo Member admission may be used for any Winter Light Spectacular date.)
  • Group rates are available. Please call the main office at 610-799-4171. ext 221 for more information.