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Zoo Lights First Look: Buffalo Zoo Members Only – SOLD OUT

November 26, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Buffalo Zoo Members are invited for a very special night of Zoo Lights 2021! While our magical team of holiday helpers make the final preparations for our official opening night on Saturday, November 27, Buffalo Zoo Members get an exclusive first look on Friday, November 26 from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm at a discounted price of $5.00 per person.

Zoo Lights at the Buffalo Zoo is a holiday experience you won’t want to miss. This year get ready for more lights, more nights, and more fun. Enjoy the Zoo after hours as you stroll through our illuminated winter wonderland. Take in dazzling light displays (charge up your phone for those Instagram-worthy photos!), listen to holiday music, indulge in warm winter treats including a hot cocoa bar and s’mores, and visit Santa.

PLEASE NOTE: Zoo Lights First Look is for Buffalo Zoo Members only. A current, valid Buffalo Zoo Membership ID must be presented on arrival at Zoo Lights. Buffalo Zoo Members may redeem valid, non-expired guest passes at Zoo Lights at the Buffalo Zoo.

A limited number of tickets are available so don’t delay, buy your tickets today!




Zoo Lights at the Buffalo Zoo is a festive event designed to celebrate the magic of the holiday season. To ensure the best experience, please note the following:

  • Please note that Zoo Lights First Look is a soft open event. Some event features may be temporarily disabled while Zoo team members put the finishing touches on the event.
  • Pre-paid, non-refundable, non-transferable tickets are required to attend Zoo Lights at the Buffalo Zoo. Should a ticket holder be unable to attend, your purchase will be considered a donation. There will be no refunds.
  • Children 24 months and under are admitted free but require reserved tickets. Simply select “Children – 24 Months and Under” for each child who meets the age requirement.
  • Buffalo Zoo Members receive a special member discount. Please bring your valid Buffalo Zoo membership card and identification to the event. A $5.00 per ticket fee is charged for Members who cannot provide a valid Buffalo Zoo membership card and identification.
  • Member level tickets are non-transferable. The Member’s name must be on all tickets purchased, and the Member must be present with a valid Buffalo Zoo membership card and identification at entry.
  • Zoo Lights at the Buffalo Zoo does not feature the animal collection at the Zoo. 
  • This event is held rain or shine. Dates and times are subject to change or cancellation without notice.


November 26, 2021
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Buffalo Zoo


Buffalo Zoo
300 Parkside Ave
Buffalo, NY 14214 United States
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