Holiday Nights at Zoo Montana

Holiday Nights at Zoo Montana
Camille Reddick
Camille Reddick
November 17, 2023

Are you planning to attend Holiday Nights at Zoo Montana this year? Everything turns merry and bright at the zoo for this spectacular annual event. The best way to ensure you can experience all the event has to offer is to start planning as early as possible. Here's what you need to know to enjoy the brightest lights in Billings!

What Is Zoo Montana's Holiday Event?

Holiday Nights Light Castle

Holiday Nights at Zoo Montana in Billings is one of the country's best holiday lighting experiences! Running throughout the entire holiday season, this event puts more than 10 million lights on display for attendees of all ages. Visitors will also marvel at larger-than-life displays and cheerful decorations as they explore a zoo that has been transformed into a whimsical Christmas village. You'll do more than just feast your eyes on spectacular lights! Attendees can also visit with Santa, enjoy sleigh rides, get warm in cozy s'more tents, and take photos for their holiday cards!

When Does Zoo Montana's Holiday Event Take Place?

Zoo Montana's 2023 Holiday Nights event will run from Nov. 24 through Jan. 1. While the event will only be open from Thursdays to Sundays from Nov. 24 through Dec. 24, it will turn into a nightly event from Dec. 26 through Jan. 1. The light displays will operate from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on evenings when the event is open. Holiday Nights will be closed on Dec. 25. Be sure to check out the complete schedule before planning your trip to learn about themed nights, Santa visits, and other special treats that are planned on various dates.

Getting Your Tickets for Zoo Montana's Holiday Nights

Holiday Nights tickets

Tickets for 2023 are $20 for adults, $10 for children, and free for kids under age 3. Holiday Nights at Zoo Montana offers several different admissions packages for attendees in 2023. Family packages and adult packages allow groups to enjoy discounts. Discounts are also offered for senior and military tickets.

Upgrading to a Tent Package

Tent with a girl making s'mores

This year, the big holiday show attendees at the zoo can rent huts by booking S'more Tent Packages! This fun experience provides you with your own private holiday-themed space that comes with a campfire, s'mores kit, and hot chocolate. This package also includes admission for five people, indoor and outdoor seating, and a large thermos for hot chocolate! Extra individual tickets can be purchased when sharing the hut with more than five people. Huts will be available during every night of the event. Hut hours run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. to allow you to enjoy your personal holiday oasis for the duration of the evening.

There's Nothing Like Christmastime in Montana

If you're visiting Billings for the first time to enjoy a whimsical holiday season, you're in for the treat of a lifetime! Of course, the wintertime beauty of Billing often brings out the bitter cold! This winter packing list for Billings, MT, will help you to stay cozy and comfortable the whole time!

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