Portland, OR 97221
A favorite anytime of year, the Oregon Zoo is also a hot spot during the holidays with their amazing lights display -- ZooLights! The entire zoo is decked out in over a million twinkling lights, making this the perfect place to spend a holiday season evening with your family or your sweetheart -- and you can even visit the animals while you're there (if they're still awake!). The train at the zoo is also operating during ZooLights and we certainly suggest splurging on the extra ticket to take a ride through the park. Want to beat the crowds? Visit the week between Christmas and New Years.