For safety, this year’s experience will be more spread out to accommodate social distancing and better organized to eliminate bottleneck areas. Even bigger and better this year, the zoo will have nearly 50 more animal lanterns this year and five geographically representative lantern safaris that include species from around the world.
“2020 has been a trying year for all of us and has once again shown the resiliency of New York City and New Yorkers,” said Jim Breheny, Bronx Zoo Director and WCS Executive Vice President for Zoos & Aquarium “The city has always been the center of the holiday universe, and The Bronx Zoo’s Holiday Lights will help bring a sense of normalcy to the city. The experience is all outdoors and appropriately designed to accommodate social distancing."
For safety, all events and activities have been modified to meet all safety guidelines as directed by the State of New York. All guests over 3 years old are required to socially distance and wear face coverings, and all tickets are date-specific and must be purchased in advance online. For a full list of COVID-19 protocols, visit the zoo’s Know Before You Go page.
Visit the Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights website for details, tickets and the full schedule of activities.