Houston Zoo Lights 2022 - What's new this year?

Houston Zoo Lights 2022 – What’s new this year?

See the Houston Zoo in a brand-new, glittery way! The Houston Zoo will once again host the TXU Energy Presents Houston Zoo Lights 2022!

From November 17, 2022, up until January 8, 2023, the Houston Zoo will not just be the home to your favorite zoo animals but also be sparkling and dazzling with Christmas lights for visitors to enjoy!

Houston Zoo Lights 2022 | Houston Zoo Lights Enchanted Forest

Houston Zoo Lights 2022 | Enchanted Forest – Image Credit: Houston Zoo Facebook Page

Visit the Holiday Grove, Flamingo Terrace, 33-foot-tall tree of lights, and other famous sights. Plus, an Infinity Tunnel and an interactive dance floor have been included this year, adding to the fun that Zoo Lights Houston brings to Houstonians!

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Editor’s Note: Our staff works hard to provide the most updated information. However, all information presented here is subject to change. Please verify with the Houston Zoo before you head out!

Also, for more information on discounts, parking details, and other tips, check out our comprehensive guide on Zoo Lights Houston!


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Houston Zoo Lights 2022 - What's new this year?

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Houston Zoo Lights 2022 Attractions

Zoo Lights Houston

Zoo Lights Houston

The Houston Zoo Lights are a family-friendly event. You can take in festive holiday music, hot chocolate, wandering carolers, displays of bright Christmas lights, and more. The atmosphere is even more joyful on a chilly night!

Continuing the Always-Popular Attractions 

There is the famous TXU Energy Holiday Grove including lanterns with animal themes, shimmering flowers, and huge oak trees covered in holiday lights. Remember to take an Instagrammable photo in front of the 33′ tall, colorful Christmas tree. 

Under a canopy of shimmering blooms and butterflies, stroll through the hanging pollinator garden. You can sip your hot chocolate while you unwind by the fire and toast marshmallows at one of the s’mores-making stations.

Visit the Coca-Cola Polar Bear display at Flamingo Terrace and last but not the least, remember to visit Santa’s Workshop at Twiga Café till December 23, 2022, to get your Santa picture for 2022! 

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New Attractions for 2022

  • Observe even more life-size creatures! 
  • Visit the new photo location with ski lift chairs in a snowy, wintery environment
  • Take a trip around the brand-new PNC-sponsored Infinity tunnel of holiday lights
  • On the illuminated, interactive dance floor that is formed in the Children’s Zoo plaza, people of all ages can dance.

Houston Zoo Lights 2022 Special Events and Dates

Zoo Lights Houston

Zoo Lights Houston

Specials events for 2022 include Member Preview Nights on November 15th and 16th, Sip and Sparkle on Thursday, November 17th, and Sensor Friendly Night on December 5th.

Houston Zoo Lights runs nightly from November 18, 2022, through January 8, 2023, from 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm. The last entry is at 9:30 pm, so plan accordingly, and remember to show up at the time on your reservation.


Check out our other articles on Christmas Lights in Houston, including our comprehensive guide on Best Christmas Lights in Houston 2022, Magical Winter Lights 2022 Guide, Santa Pictures in Houston for 2022, and more! 

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