Holiday Gift Guide
Something Special for Your Someone Special
The most wonderful time of the year is here, and we’re here to make your holiday shopping a breeze. Whether you’re searching for gifts that will make your loved ones’ eyes sparkle or you’re treating yourself to something special, our holiday gift guide has something for everyone. From gift cards to our Wild After Hours events to conservation donations in a loved ones name, we’ve got your gifting needs covered.
Gift of Entertainment
Buy a gift card for your loved ones this holiday season that can be used for any upcoming Wild After Hours event.
Gift of Membership
Give the gift that keeps on giving – a gift card for unlimited access to the zoo.
Gift of Conservation
Your symbolic adoption of a zoo species helps us to provide exceptional care to over 4,000 animals.
Wild After Hours
The zoo comes alive at night with Wild After Hours (adults-only) events. Whether you’re looking for a romantic night out or a night of adventure with friends, one thing is for sure – it’ll be a night to remember. So don’t miss out! Buy a gift card for your loved ones this holiday season that can be used for any upcoming Wild After Hours event.
The Gift for Everyone
Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo gift cards are perfect for those who want to shop for themselves. They are valid for purchases throughout the zoo, including food, admission and special events tickets such as ZOOLIGHTS, Adults-Only Nights, Safari Brunch, the Grazers Dining Series, and more.
Please note that zoo gift cards are not accepted at any retail/gift stores.
More Zoo for a Loved One
Gift a Membership
Give the gift that keeps on giving – a gift card for unlimited access to the zoo. Click here to explore the benefits of each level and select the best fit for your loved one.
Give the Gift of Conservation
Each ZooCare adoption supports best-in-class habitats, nutrient-rich food, and engaging enrichment activities. Whether you’re adopting a species for yourself or for a loved one, your gift helps to make the world wilder.
Get the Jump on Christmas
Get ahead of the holiday rush, and treat your loved ones to a holiday experience at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo. There’s nothing like spending quality time together under the magical twinkle of Zoolights.
ZOOLIGHTS, presented by Olympia Trust Company, is even brighter this year. Immerse yourself in a plethora of lights, making for the perfect photo opportunity, date night, or night out with friends and family. It’s perfect holiday outing for any Calgarian.
This year’s ZOOLIGHTS is bringing back rentable Snow Globes to make your next romantic date night, girls’ night out, family celebration or other occasion extra special. Enjoy your private oasis surrounded by twinkling lights at this one-of-a-kind experience.
ZOOLIGHTS & Feast Combo
Take a break from the cold and fill your belly with a holiday feast. ZOOLIGHTS admission can be purchased together with tickets to our holiday buffet online or at the gates, and separately by visiting Kitamba Café.
Come for the Bears, Stay for the Lights
Sunlight to ZOOLIGHTS Combo Tickets
The Sunlight to ZOOLIGHTS combo ticket is a special offer that allows guests to visit both the zoo during that afternoon from 1pm and ZOOLIGHTS in a single discounted ticket.
Combo tickets are available from December 1st, 2023 to January 7th, 2024.
Get Your Game Face On
A Wild Night at the Dome
Support wildlife conservation this holiday season by gifting tickets to some action packed WHL hockey. We’ve partnered with the Calgary Hitmen for “A Wild Night at the Dome” where a part of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated back to the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo.
When: February 23, 2024 at 7 p.m.
Calgary Hitmen vs. Wenatchee Wild