Gift of Lights


November 27 - December 20, 2020 | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Potawatomi Zoo
500 S. Greenlawn
South Bend, IN 46615 United States


Kristina Burrell

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The Zoo is proud to present The Gift of Lights, a holiday lights experience, efficiently powered by Indiana Michigan Power. The Gift of Lights will run Friday through Sunday, November 27 to December 20, 5 to 9 pm (last admission at 8:30). More than a million lights will be wrapped around trees and in free-standing displays.

The Zoo will close at 4 pm November 27-29 to prepare for the event (last admission at 3:30 pm).

The Congo Café will be open with hot chocolate, coffee, and a limited menu. The Otter Outpost will be open with snacks, beverages, and special seasonal adult drinks: mulled wine and spiked hot cocoa. State Fair Mini Donuts will also be available at the Otter Outpost.

The Zoo Train tickets are $4 (over 2 years old) and come with a bell, golden sticker, and hot chocolate sample. The Zoo train will run as weather permits. The carousel will not be running in winter.

This year, the Gift Shop will be open in the new entrance building. Santa will be in the Red Barn every night from 6-8 pm.

Tickets are available online or at the Zoo’s entrance each open night.

Ticket pricing is as follows:
Regular adult (15+) ticket: $10
Regular child (3-14) ticket: $5
Children 2 and under are free.
Member adult: $7
Member child: $3


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