In support of Audubon Nature Institute’s conservation efforts we are not printing maps for the Audubon Zoo Lights event. Maps are available online and on signage at the Zoo.
Take the self-guided walking tour and hit the highlights of this festive holiday event:
- Candy Cane Circle
Welcoming lights illuminate the Elephant Fountain full circle.
- Safari Streetcar
Take a selfie next to the Safari Streetcar and tag @wwltv. Only in New Orleans!
- Wildlife Wonderland
Enchanting sights glowing with beautiful animal-themed silk light displays.
- Peacock Promenade
Breathtaking lights hang from trees.
- Peppermint Path
A charming holiday walk filled with candy cane lights and gum drop trees.
Look for the insect-themed light displays on rooftops and around corners.
- Lights for Lions
Recycle your holiday string lights and help save lions in the wild. The drop box is located in front of the Zoo.
- Polar Pics
Take your holiday photos in a winter wildland setting. Photos are available for a fee. Prices vary by package.
- Fireside Tales
Drop in for a children’s story read by a local author.
- Animal Carousel
The Endangered Species Carousel will be accessible as a ticketed attraction.
- North Pole Post
Send your holiday letters to the North Pole in a giant North Pole Post mailbox.
- Gum Drop Hop
Jump and hop on the lights, and watch the colors change.
- Jingle Bells Stage
Live entertainment every night presented by IBERIABANK.
- Light Brights
Giant Light Brights let you create your own light display.
- Elves Workshop
Create special messages for Children’s Hospital patients or write a letter to Santa and mail it in the North Pole Post!.
Feed the family or find a quick snack with a variety of options for both kids and adults:
- Flamingo Café
Grab and go foods with outdoor seating.
- Carousel Café
Grab and go foods located next to the Carousel.
- Zoofari Café
Inside dining with an outdoor patio.
Holiday treats with patio seating.
- Holly Jolly Java
Specialty coffee provided by Petite Rouge Coffee Truck.
- Sleigh Bell Snacks
Food court featuring hot dishes, kid-friendly options, desserts, and beverages.
- Beer Garden
Holiday brews by Abita Beer with outdoor seating next to Mistletoe Market.
Make your list, check it twice, then shop at the Zoo Lights event for everyone on your holiday list:
- Audubon Marketplace
Audubon Nature Institute merchandise, New Orleans and Louisiana themed items, as well as educational gifts and books. Gift wrap and shipping are available!
- Mistletoe Market
Look for handmade crafts from local artists and unique gift ideas like the Adopt An Animal program and gift memberships.