San Antonio Zoo Lights Returns For The Holiday Season


The annual Whataburger Zoo Lights return to the San Antonio Zoo tonight. This year, the celebration includes LEGO brick sculptures and some FAO Schwarz plush animals donated by former Spur Tony Parker. Camel rides are available, as well as socially-distanced photo ops with Santa. Zoo officials say 95% of the light displays are made with energy-saving LED lights. 

“Ushering in the holidays has never been a more welcome event. Everyone here at San Antonio Zoo is thrilled and grateful for the support Whataburger has provided for this year’s Whataburger Zoo Lights,” said San Antonio Zoo President & CEO Tim Morrow. “We invite everyone to come out and celebrate the holiday season complete with Whataburger Zoo Lights traditions, and some exciting new heartwarming holiday experiences.”

“Whataburger is so excited to partner with the San Antonio Zoo to help bring a little light and joy to a very stressful year,” said Whataburger President and CEO Ed Nelson. “The local community has relied on the Zoo in 2020 as a place where families can get out of their homes and still be safe and have fun. We are so appreciative of that and happy to help the Zoo serve up a little extra cheer to youth and their families during the holidays. This is the perfect way to help wrap up our Whataburger 70th year celebration.”

Zoo Lights is included with zoo admission, and it's free for members and annual pass holders. 

The lights will be turned on this evening and stay lit each night through January 3rd.

Photos: San Antonio Zoo