Tis the season to enjoy holiday festivities, even for the animals who call the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco home.

I love the holidays and the festivities that come with them. The bright lights, the endless family time, and the festive spirit are what make the holidays special. If you're anything like me, then you're always looking for something fun to do with your loved ones, and now you can add Cameron Park Zoo to the list of special places to go and share an experience.

Cameron Park Zoo in Waco has officially kicked off their 'Wild Life At The Zoo' exhibit. Over the weekend, the zoo introduced their first light show and you have a chance to check it out up until January 9th.


'Wild Lights At The Zoo' has more than a quarter-million- holiday lights decorating the outdoor display of nearly the whole zoo. The wildlife path features trees with synchronized music, animals in their habitat, hot cocoa, holiday treats, fun photo-ops, and a chance to meet Santa.

Our partners at KWTX describe the exhibit as magical. If you go during the day, you can see the animals walking around, but if you go at night, they're tucked away and it turns into a wonderland. Either way is an experience.

The hours of operation are as follows:

Monday & Tuesday- Closed to public- Available for private events. 
Wednesday & Thursday- 6:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. (Last entry at 8:30 p.m.)
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday- 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. (Last entry at 9:00 p.m.)

Christmas Week hours: Open December 20-23 and 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Closed December 24-25.

Closed on January 1.

Ticket information:

General Admission
Adults 13+: $15.00
Children 3-12 years old: $12.00
Children 2 & under: Free

Cameron Park Zoo Member Rate
Adults 13+: $13.00
Children 3-12 years old: $10.00
Children 2 & under: Free

All proceeds will go to the zoo's newest expansion project, which includes a state-of-the-art Education and Veterinary Complex, African Hoof stock Barn, and African Penguin Habitat.

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