1.5 Million Reasons to Go


Join us for Calgary’s favourite Holiday Tradition – ZOOLIGHTS. Head down to the Calgary Zoo with your kids, family and friends to see over 1.5 million lights twisting around trees, tracing animal and dinosaur shapes and flashing to music. Along the way, stop to warm up by the fire pits and have some fun in the Kids Zone. Dress warmly. We’ll make the hot chocolate.

There are more than 1.5 million reasons to come to Calgary’s favourite Holiday tradition:

  • NEW** Ice Skating Presented by Mahogany Lakeside Living! The rink will close officially at end of day, Feb 1st, 2015.

  • NEW** Santa’s Oasis Presented by REMAX in the ENMAX Conservatory.

  • NEW** The Singing Tree – a 16-foot voice activated tree of lights.

  • Visit the newly revamped Wishing Tree Presented by Chinook Centre.

  • Join in the fun for kids of all ages in the newly located and rejuvenated Kids Zone.

  • We will be collecting non-perishable food and cash donations for the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank. Families that make a donation will receive one 2 for 1 coupon to use for a future visit at the zoo.

  • Every Friday night visit Candy Land presented by Cococo Chocolatiers to receive a complimentary Cococo chocolate bar.  

  • Fire pits available throughout the grounds to warm up by.

For more information on these great ZOOLIGHTS features, click on the Special Features tab.

Tips to ensure the best ZOOLIGHTS experience:

  • Buy tickets online and skip the line.

  • Check the weather and be prepared that on warm winter nights ZOOLIGHTS will be busy!

  • Don’t enjoy the crowds? Consider a cooler or week day evening.

  • Use the Park Plus app to purchase parking ahead of time or take the LRT.

Call out to all choir groups!

We are looking for choir groups to perform at ZOOLIGHTS and help us activate our new singing tree. See Special Features for details.

If your group is interested in participating, please contact [email protected]

Want to be part of our great group of supportive and invested SPONSORS?

If so, please contact [email protected]

Event Details

November 21 - January 3
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. nightly

General Admission (16+): $14
Children: $11

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Festival Details

Zoolights - Presented by JSS Barristers

ZOOLIGHTS - Event and Ticket Information

Ticket information and frequently asked questions.

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Zoolights - Presented by JSS Barristers

ZOOLIGHTS Special Features

Learn about ZOOLIGHTS 2014 Special Features

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Zoolights - Presented by JSS Barristers


Thank you to our amazing sponsors, media sponsors & event partners for your continued support of ZOOLIGHTS.

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