Christmas at the Zoo

For the first time ever, the Indianapolis Zoo's holiday tradition begins before Thanksgivng! 

Dating back to 1967, the Indianapolis Zoo was the first zoo in the nation to hold a holiday lights event. Year after year, Christmas at the Zoo presented by Donatos and Teachers Credit Union continues to grow. For our 51st year, we’re adding even more lights to fill the Zoo with a warm glow. And the best part is it’s all included with regular admission!

Under the Bicentennial Pavilion, Santa’s Village is one of our newest additions. Here, you’ll discover Santa's Study, Mrs. Claus' Kitchen, Santa's Barn presented by State Farm, The Snowflakery presented by Honda Manufacturing, Tunnel of Lights, Penguin Encounter and the Mistletoe Kisses Gazebo.

  November 23, 2019–December 30, 2019
  Every day, 5 p.m.–9 p.m.
  Zoo admission

Indianapolis Zoo

The Indianapolis Zoo is committed to global conservation and educating the community in new, exciting ways. Perfect for a family outing, stop by and see a variety of exotic, beautiful animals or attend one of the zoo's lively events! 

1200 West Washington Street
P.O. Box 22309

(317) 630-2001

Mon. - Thurs.: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fri. - Sun.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Facility Address / Phone Amenities
IUPUI Riverwalk Garage 245 University Boulevard
Attraction Address Phone
Indy Eleven 1001 West New York Street
IU Michael A. Carroll Track and Soccer Stadium 1001 West New York Street (317) 274-9749
Indiana University Natatorium 901 West New York Street (317) 274-3518

Other Events on November 18, 2019

Blurring the Line: The Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Infinitely Kusama

11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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A•MAZE•D: The Puzzling World of Dave Phillips

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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The Road to Giving: Preschool Art Workshop

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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Other Events the Week of November 18 - November 24, 2019

Indiana Historical Society's Festival of Trees

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Circle City Tours

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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Studio Drift: Meadow

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Christmas Nights of Lights

7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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