Drive-Through Holiday Lights Spectacular

Walk-Through Holiday Lights Spectacular

Brighten your holidays and celebrate the magic of the season with Roger Williams Park Zoo!

Stay-tuned for more details! Tickets go on-sale this fall!

Bring family and friends to experience Holiday Lights Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island – an all new walk-through experience just in time for the holidays. Join us on select nights November 18, 2021 – January 2, 2022, for a dazzling light display through the Zoo. Featuring festive larger-than-life luminous displays and over 1.5 million illuminated lights, it’s the most wonderful way to ring in the holidays! 

Tickets are online sales ONLY and sold for each half hour (time slots are your arrival window to the Zoo – it isn’t reflective of trail exploration times). Trail will be open nightly beginning at 5:00 pm.

Dates, Hours & Admission Information

2021 Dates: (more details coming soon)

November 18 - 21; November 26 - 28; December 2 - 5; December 9 - January 2

Holiday Lights Spectacular is open rain or shine. NO REFUNDS OR RESCHEDULING. Any changes to your order must be processed (not just requested!) by 1/2/2022. Please read below for important information on our updated safety procedures and FAQs.

Ticket Pricing

Walk-Through Holiday Lights Spectacular Pricing:

  • Available for purchase ONLINE ONLY and timed ticket entry requires pre-registration. 
    • Adult $12; child $10 (ages 2-12)
    • Current RWP Zoo members: Adult $10; child $9 (ages 2-12) To receive the discount, you must be logged into your zoo membership account.
    • Children one and younger are always admitted free.

Reciprocal membership discounts and AAA discounts are not offered.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Will there be music throughout the trail?

YES! Listen to our festive holiday station as you stroll through the Zoo.

What happens if it rains or snows?

All tickets are rain-or-shine, and we don't offer refunds, rainchecks or rescheduling.

In the event of severe weather, updates will be made on our website and on our Facebook page. In the event of severe weather, we reserve the right to cancel. In this case, ticket holders will be able to change their reservation date by contacting Visitor Services at or by calling 401-785-3510 ext 316.

If you call outside of hours of operation or are unable to reach a Zoo employee, please leave a message, and we will return your call when available.

How long is the walk-through experience?

Each walk-through experience varies. Once you arrive at the entrance to the Zoo, it takes about 1 - 1.5 hours to walk through the entire show. 

Is food or drink available for purchase?

Yes! Enjoy a delicious hot chocolate, warm apple cider donut holes, and so much more.