We’re turning two million holiday lights on just for you. Come wrap yourself in a warm winter hug with ZOOLIGHTS and start glowing from the inside out. Calgary’s most luminous holiday tradition is back for its 21st year and it’s set to be the brightest one yet. You can frolic about the Calgary Zoo for seven weeks of delightful family-friendly fun. Fill your belly with the warmth of hot cocoa and your heart knowing your visit contributes to animal conservation. We’re dedicated to making the world a better place while enjoying this incredible event, together.

This year’s ZOOLIGHTS is presented by Olympia Trust Company and we’re brightening your experience with enchanting new themes and special guests. Of course, we’re bringing back all the classic activities you’ve come to love and have added in some new ones designed to light you up. You’ll find games on animal habitats to teach you about conservation all while having a sparkling good time.



Open nightly from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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North Gate parking is $10 — access closes at 8:30 p.m.


Snow White and the Seven Stewards of the Forest

Wander both indoors and out with the ENMAX Conservatory activities and displays featuring Snow White, the evil queen and the seven stewards of the forest. Throughout our magically decorated topical oasis and surrounding gardens, you’ll find a Giant Gingerbread House, an Enchanted Forest, an Apple Wishing Tree, our Sustainability Factory with craft stations and Santa himself.

Pucker up for the new mistletoe.

Your sweetheart is sure to be swept away in a series of magical moment under our two-many-to-count-million twinkling lights. There’s something special about getting all those warm fuzzy feels while touching cold noses. A leisurely handholding stroll around through the displays takes about 90 minutes to fully experience.

Make magical memories while making the world a better place. Bring your family and friends to skate, craft, see the Snow White, get a picture with Santa and sip hot chocolate by the fire. Doing the planet some good by supporting conservation has never been so easy. Everything you need to enjoy the evening is included with the price of admission—except hot cocoa and snacks.


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Interested in a family fun package? Consider the ZOOLIGHTS and Calgary Hitmen Family Pack. It includes: 4 tickets to ZOOLIGHTS (2 general & 2 child) and 4 vouchers for a Calgary Hitmen game. More info can be found here.


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