Immerse yourself in Zoo Lights magic this holiday season

Sip-and-stroll wine tasting event🍷will twinkle for those who want an adult experience

HOUSTON – One of the most popular winter lights displays in town is the nocturnal menagerie of lighted animal sculptures that will soon twinkle at the Houston Zoo.

From Nov. 17 through Jan. 7, the Hermann Park institution will open its doors at night with its “Zoo Lights” event.

The annual light show spectacular is a Houston holiday hit, routinely attracting large crowds through the holiday season.

Sip and Sparkle

This year, the zoo is offering adults an opportunity to experience the magic of Zoo Lights sans children at a sip-and-stroll wine tasting event dubbed Sip & Sparkle.

On Nov. 16, attendees can stroll through the zoo and take in the holiday lights while sampling wine along the way.

Highlights include an illuminated dance floor, a light tunnel, numerous photo opportunities and a dueling piano show.

A tasting pass is $55 and includes a souvenir wine cup and six 2-ounce wine samples. For those who don’t wish to imbibe, admission is $39.

Only adults 21 and over will be admitted to the event.

For more information about Sip & Sparkle, visit

About the Author:

Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team in 2019. When she’s not hard at work in the KPRC 2 newsroom, you can find Bri drinking away her hard earned wages at JuiceLand, running around Hermann Park, listening to crime podcasts or ransacking the magazine stand at Barnes & Noble.