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LA Zoo Reindeer Romp, Zoo Lights and New Year’s Eve Celebration

Kids will find so much to do at the LA Zoo Reindeer Romp. #LAZOO #reindeer

The LA Zoo is a great place to celebrate the holidays – see Zoo Lights, enjoy a Reindeer Romp and ring in the New Year. From now through Sunday, January 6, 2019 the L.A. Zoo is a winter wonderland, decorated with thousands of LED lights and festive decorations.

12/14/2018 – We’re giving away 10 Family 4-packs of tickets to visit the LA Zoo – 5 to Zoo Lights and 5 to Reindeer Romp.

See the bottom of the post for details on how to enter for a chance to win.

LA Zoo Lights. #losangeles #zoo #familytravel

photo by Jamie Pham courtesy of the LA Zoo

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This holiday affair kicks off with Reindeer Romp daily (except December 25) and its spectacular nighttime holiday event L.A. Zoo Lights (every evening except for Dec 24, and Dec 25). The fun continues with two exclusive Holiday Happy Hours (for the 21+ crowd), as well as a fun Family New Year’s Eve for everyone. So many exciting events that your family can all enjoy this holiday season!

The LA Zoo is a great family adventure! #lazoo #losangeles

This past Saturday, our family was invited to the Los Angeles Zoo to celebrate their seasonal Reindeer Romp. The Reindeer Romp is one of our family’s favorite LA Zoo events. Reindeer Village features a reindeer talk, visits with Santa Claus, craft station and fun photo backgrounds for the family to take pictures.

My three-year-old daughter had only read about reindeer in books. To see them in real life, blew her away. She loved listening to the expert reindeer keepers talk, was able to touch old horns, and drew her own reindeer headband to wear around the zoo.

Reindeer Romp at the LA Zoo is a holiday must-do in Los Angeles. #losangeles #familytravel

photo by Jamie Pham courtesy of the LA Zoo

Zoo Lights the LA Zoo is a holiday must-do in Los Angeles. #losangeles #familytravel

Reindeer Romp at the LA Zoo is a holiday must-do in Los Angeles. #losangeles #familytravel

USA Today picked the LA Zoo as one of its “10 Best Zoo Lights” because of its brilliant display of lights and animation. Guests can walk around and take in the gorgeous disco ball forest, whimsical 3-D animations, a glowing “Northern Lights” (with animal constellations), and a kaleidoscopic savanna where glowing, large-scale animals roam!

And finally, don’t forget to check out the exclusive Holiday Happy Hours and Family New Year’s Eve to end the holiday season with your family. The New Year’s eve extravaganza includes dinner, dessert, drinks, games, a DJ Dance party, carousel ride, and live broadcast of New York’s Times Square ball drop!  Such a cool way to ring in the new year with your loved ones.

Zoo Lights the LA Zoo is a holiday must-do in Los Angeles. #losangeles #familytravel

photo by Jamie Pham courtesy of the LA Zoo

Beyond the special holiday events, the zoo has so many cool things for little ones of all ages. Families can

  • watch tigers playing in their pen
  • see zebras rolling around and playing together
  • feed the giraffe
  • watch lions cuddle and nap
  • take a tram ride around zoo
  • listen to one of many talks by zoo experts
  • watch one of many intriguing shows
  • or get close-up views in the reptile den.

Your little ones will not want to leave the zoo!

5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Free parking available or $10 Premiere Parking

General Admissions is $16 for children (2-12), $21 for adults (13+). Children under 2 are free.

L.A. Zoo Lights is $12 with online purchase for ages 2+ during preview Week (Nov. 16-21). Thereafter, admissions prices vary from $14.95 to $21.95 for adults (13+) and $11.95 to $16.95 for children (2-12)

Holiday Happy Hour tickets are $75 per person (21+) or $70 for GLAZA members.

Family New Year’s Eve tickets are $69 for adults (13+) and $45 for children (2-12) or $64 and $40 for GLAZA members.

For more information on tickets and prices, please click here.


LA Zoo Lights and Reindeer Romp Ticket Giveaway

We’re giving away 10 sets of family 4-packs of tickets to the LA Zoo! We’re giving away 5 family 4-packs to the Reindeer Romp, which runs daily from 10 am to 4 p.m (closed Christmas Day). And we’re giving away 5 family 4-packs of tickets to Zoo Lights, which runs from 6 to 10 pm (closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). Zoo Lights and Reindeer Romp end on January 6, 2019.

No transportation provided. Tickets may not be exchanged for cash. Tickets do not include New Year’s Eve Celebration. See Rafflecopter below for more details.

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  1. Ephraim 17 December, 2018 at 12:53 Reply

    This event looks really fun and I would love to go with my friends! Thank you for the opportunity 🙂 Happy Holidays and good luck to everyone!

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