Zoo Lights and Santa Saturdays 2021 - The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore | Kids Out and About DMV

Zoo Lights and Santa Saturdays 2021 - The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

A brilliant seasonal spectacle is coming to the Zoo again this winter! Drive or walk through a festival of lights shaped like wildlife and your face might just light up too. Plus, get that warm glowing feeling inside knowing you are supporting the Zoo’s animal care and conservation work. We’ve also expanded the walking path this year—now including Schaefer Plaza, the Farm Yard, and the train station!

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Advanced reservations are required and Zoo Members save $5 on all ticket types.

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Santa Saturdays

Visit Santa at Zoo Lights! He will be coming to the event every Saturday from November 20 – January 1. We will be accepting toy donations for Life Bridge Health on Santa Saturdays as well, from November 20 – December 18



We will be hosting a Walk-Thru event that allows you to travel the course by foot and visit Zoo Central for snacks, hot chocolate, and free train & carousel rides (weather permitting).

  • Friday – Sunday
  • 5:00 – 8:00 PM
  • FREE parking
  • One (1) ticket per person



Visit the Zoo after hours and enjoy a beautiful lighting installation from the warmth & comfort of your own car. While on the lookout for your favorite animal shapes, you’ll be dazzled by over 100k LED lights that highlight some favorites from the Zoo.

  • Wednesday – Thursday
  • 5:00 – 8:00 PM
  • One (1) ticket per vehicle, no limit on number of riders

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


One Safari Place
Baltimore, MD, 21217
United States


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The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
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5pm - 8pm