Holiday Lights

Come see the Chattanooga Zoo transformed into a magical winter wonderland! Visit the animals and watch them open their gifts, get your picture taken with Santa Claus, play holiday games and make crafts, and enjoy the beauty of the Zoo covered in lights at our annual Holiday Lights event signifying the holiday season at the Chattanooga Zoo!

  • Holiday-themed animal enrichment 
  • Letters to Santa
  • Carolers 
  • Cookie Decorating
  • Bingo
  • Hidden Elf on the Shelf
  • Ornament crafting
  • Story time
  • Enjoy the Zoo!
Extras available for purchase:
  • Photos with Santa - $7 per print
  • Snack Carts
  • Camel Feedings
  • Train Rides
  • Carousel Rides 


Want to be an event sponsor? We'd love to have you! Holiday Lights sponsorship levels range from $350-$1,000 to help cover the cost of the event and all event activities. Sponsor exposure will include logo placement on zoo website and all event marketing materials, over 5,000 attendees, recognition in the zoo's official press release and ChattaZooga Magazine, and more! Sponsorships available now! Email


To enquire or learn more about this fundraiser please call 423-697-1322 or email

ticket information

  • $12 for Adults

  • $8 for Children 

  • Chattanooga Zoo Members receive half off admission. 

  • Children ages 2 and under are free. 

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A Special Thanks To Our Sponsors