Opening Night is Saturday, November 14

Lehigh Valley Zoo, as well as presenting sponsor Christmas Décor, are set to begin the second season of Winter Light Spectacular on Saturday, November 14.  Last season, the popular nighttime fundraiser for the Zoo attracted over 40,000 guests across 35 event nights.  This season’s Winter Light Spectacular will feature 33 scheduled event nights on Wednesday through Sunday from November 14, 2015, to January 3, 2016.

For the upcoming season, Lehigh Valley Zoo and Christmas Décor have enhanced the entire Winter Light Spectacular experience, raising the bar with new technology, more prominent displays and improved value to guests.   All in all, Winter Light Spectacular will feature nearly one million energy conserving lights.

Schedule and Ticket Information: Winter Light Spectacular runs 5:30-10:00 p.m. on Wednesday through Sunday from November 14, 2015, to January 3, 2016.  The event will be on break for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.  Tickets for this Lehigh Valley Zoo fundraiser are $14 for adults and $9 for children aged 2-11.  Lehigh Valley Zoo members enjoy a discount at $5 for adults and $4 for children.

Tickets will go on sale next week!

The Experience: New State-of-the-Art Musical Light Shows Added This Season; Photos with Santa; Plus Much More…

The biggest addition to this year’s event are Musical Light Shows, featuring themes around Star Wars, Frozen and Minions, as well as some classic holiday tunes. Over 3,000 hours of programming went into these shows, which will have the best in lighting technology including RGB, LED and strobe. These shows will take place in the Zoo’s Otter Stadium, which makes for an amazing 360-degree experience.

Last Year’s Favorites Return: In addition to the musical light shows, guests will experience eight distinctly-themed display areas, popular holiday movies, cozy fire pits, giant snow globes, a live reindeer and treat stations featuring seasonal favorites s’mores and hot chocolate.

Photos with Santa: The Zoo has partnered with Dan’s Camera City this year to provide guest an opportunity to get professional photographs with Santa Claus.  No appointment necessary, just stop by the Bison Auditorium during your visit to Winter Light Spectacular to have a photo taken with Santa.

New Transportation Option: In an effort to accommodate an expected increase in attendance this year, Lehigh Valley Zoo has partnered with LANta to provide bus transportation to Winter Light Spectacular on select Wednesdays and Fridays.  People are encouraged to check the LANta schedule for departure times and ticketing fees.

Get in the Spirit: Join The Zoo’s Volunteer Team, Or Register a Group to Sing Holiday Carols

Help make Winter Light Spectacular a holiday tradition for friends and family to remember for a lifetime.

Be a Volunteer: The volunteers play an important role in the activities, characters, and all of the holiday fun.  Each night you volunteer, you will receive one ticket to come back and enjoy Winter Light Spectacular.  Please contact for more information and scheduling.

Sing Holiday Carols: Caroling through a winter wonderland of tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights and animated displays is a fun way to experience the holiday magic with friends and family.  If your group is interested in caroling at this year’s Winter Light Spectacular, please drop a note to for more information and scheduling.