I received family Hop Fastpasses for TriMet and passes to ZooLights in exchange for this post, however all views expressed are my own.
ZooLights is back and in full force right now at the Oregon Zoo through January 6, 2020.
We love ZooLights because not only can you see a dazzling display of more than 1.5 million lights, but it’s a fun way to experience the zoo in a whole new way…especially on the popular lighted train and carousel! There’s also hot drinks and local food carts, photos with Santa every evening through Dec. 24, and live reindeer on site!
Although most animal exhibits are closed during ZooLights, a few animals are still viewable. See map and more ZooLights FAQs here.
Worried about traffic or parking? Take the TriMet MAX Light Rail to ZooLights! Your commute will be stress-free and pure holiday magic with the extra treat of carolers in the TriMet tunnel to greet you when you get off the train and then again when you get out of the elevator on the TriMet plaza! (4-8 p.m. 12/18-23, 26, and 28)
Want the best price? The zoo is offering reduced admission through Thursday December 12, offering you an opportunity to save money while visiting on less busy nights. Save even more by taking TriMet to get there! On regular ZooLights nights, the zoo is offering a $1.50 discount for MAX riders to help alleviate parking congestion. Just show your TriMet ticket to the zoo ticket booth to get your discount!
Would you like to take TriMet to ZooLights, too?
Thanks to Washington Park, Made to Mother is running a GIVEAWAY swag bag, including:
- 2 $5 TriMet Hop Fastpass cards and 2 ZooLights passes
- An Explore Washington Park notepad and pen
- 5 fun Washington Park stickers
- A Washington Park map and guide
- 8 postcards featuring Portland photos and art
- An Explore Washington Park bandana map
- A large canvas Washington Park map reusable shipping bag / tote
Enter by (1) liking/following Made to Mother on Facebook OR Instagram AND (2) comment on the social post what you love most about ZooLights! Winner will be randomly selected and announced on FB and IG on Monday, December 16.