We're brightening your ZOOLIGHTS experience with the addition of two Special Nights to make this year even more memorable!

Whether you leave the kids at home and head to ZOOLIGHTS: Adults Night Out and or come down for our family-friendly ZOOLIGHTS: Zoo Year's Eve, there's something for everyone to get you in the holiday spirit. 


ZOOLIGHTS: ADULTS NIGHT OUT (18+)!

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ZOOLIGHTS Adults Night Out 2020

'Tis the season for an adults night out! 

Leave the kiddos at home and enjoy a special ZOOLIGHTS evening for Adults (18+) Only! Enjoy all of the magic of ZOOLIGHTS plus adult beverages, hot food samplings, and additional activities. It's a fun and festive way to make your spirits brighter - with an adult beverage in hand - while supporting the Calgary Zoo’s wildlife conservation initiatives. Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, tickets are limited so don't delay! 

This event has now concluded.

If you joined us for ZOOLIGHTS: Adults Night Out, we hope you had an amazing night out at the Calgary Zoo! 

  • Learn More About ZOOLIGHTS: Adults Night Out!

    DATE: November 24, 2020

    TIME: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (first entry time at 5:00 p.m., last entry time at 7:30 p.m.)

    TICKET PRICE*: $55.00 plus GST/person. All attendees must be 18 years, or older, and will be ID'd at the gate before entrance as per our AGLC license.

    *TICKET INCLUDES: Admission to Calgary Zoo starting at 5:00 p.m., beverage samplings, and four hot snacks, parking not included. 
    **Engage and Inspire Members receive 10% off discount. Please see the additional booking information below. 


    Additional Booking Information
     

    Tickets are not sold onsite and must be purchased online in advance. Please note that ZOOLIGHTS: Adults Night Out tickets are limited and non-refundable.

    MEMBERS receive a 10% discount (Engage & Inspire only). Members can access their discount by logging into your membership account. If you are unsure of your membership login DO NOT create your own login, please email [email protected] for assistance.

    TICKETS ARE NOT SOLD ONSITE AND MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE IN ADVANCE.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    • this evening is intended to be an 'adults only' experience (18+). Guests arriving on this date with children/infants will not be admitted. No refunds will be provided.
    • In addition, ZOOLIGHTS: Adults Night Out is a separately ticketed evening. Regular ZOOLIGHTS admission tickets, zoo passes, or complimentary tickets are not accepted. 

    ZOOLIGHTS: Adults Night Out Menu

    Check out the amazing line up of culinary delights that we have in store for you!
    Legend: V = Vegetarian   VE = Vegan    DF =  Dairy Free   GF = Gluten friendly (not guaranteed Gluten free)

    Station Location Menu and Dietary Options
    Plan your visit Asian Fusion Consommé with 5 spice smoked duck, noodles and Asian vegetables. (DF, GF) 
    Safari / Grazers  Bbq Pulled Pork Mac 'n' Cheese with roasted garlic grissini (V = substitute Mac 'n' Cheese, no pork)
    Tribal Treats / Tusk n' Grill Braised Alberta Beef Meatballs in rustic tomato sauce with parmesan, fresh arugula and balsamic reduction (GF) (V = substitute "Beyond" meatballs)
    ENMAX Conservatory / Panda Parlor Christmas Bread Pudding with salted caramel, Callebaut chocolate chunks and crushed candy canes (GF = substitute gluten free brownie) 

    ZOOLIGHTS: Adults Night Out Breweries

    The Calgary Zoo is proud to partner with 3 fantastic local breweries on this awesome night out! Remember, shopping local supports local. Cheers!

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    ZL Adults Night Out Breweries logos

ZOOLIGHTS: Zoo Year's Eve (Family-Friendly)

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ZL ZYE

 

Celebrate the last night of the year with the best and brightest backdrop in the city - ZOOLIGHTS!

You'll be able to enjoy all the fun of ZOOLIGHTS with extra special entertainment including numerous countdowns - so your little ones don't have to stay up too late to partake in the fun! It's a festive way to help you and your loved one’s ring in the new year in a safe (and zoonique way!) while supporting the Calgary Zoo’s wildlife conservation initiatives. Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, tickets are limited so don't delay! 

DATE: December 31, 2020

TIME: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (first entry time at 5:00 p.m., last entry time at 8:30 p.m.)

TICKET PRICE*: 

  • General (16+) $29.95
  • Child (3-15) $24.95

buy tickets now! 

Tickets are not sold onsite and must be purchased online in advance. Please note that ZOOLIGHTS: ZOO YEAR'S EVE tickets are limited and non-refundable.

*TICKET INCLUDES: Admission to Calgary Zoo starting at 5:00 p.m., extra special entertainment throughout the grounds including a beautiful light show every 15 minutes on Discovery Bridge (click on 'Learn More about ZOOLIGHTS: Zoo Year's Eve' to see the full list); parking not included. 
**Engage and Inspire Members receive 10% off discount. Please see the additional booking information below. 

  • Learn More About ZOOLIGHTS: Zoo Year's Eve!

    Additional Booking Information
     

    MEMBERS receive a 10% discount (Engage & Inspire only). Members can access their discount by logging into your membership account. If you are unsure of your membership login DO NOT create your own login, please email [email protected] for assistance.

    TICKETS ARE NOT SOLD ONSITE AND MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE IN ADVANCE.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    • this evening is family-friendly. All ages are welcome!
    • In addition, ZOOLIGHTS: Zoo Year's Eve is a separately ticketed evening. Regular ZOOLIGHTS admission tickets, zoo passes, or complimentary tickets are not accepted.

    ZOOLIGHTS: ZOO YEAR'S EVE Special Entertainment

    All special entertainment listed below is included with admission.
    In addition, visit our ZOOLIGHTS PAGE to see all of the regular ZOOLIGHTS activities available this evening.

    Entertainment Location
    Ice Carving demonstrations Safari Lodge (outside on the stairs)
    Ice Queen and Hula Hoop dancer Roving throughout the zoo grounds 
    Poi dancer Shining Star Stage

    New Year's Eve light show

    • A musical light show will be occurring every 15 minutes 
    • New Year's Eve countdown light show will be occurring every 3-5 minutes
    Discovery Bridge

FAQs

Check out our FAQs page for answers to common questions about our general ZOOLIGHTS and ZOOLIGHTS Special Nights experiences and information on how we are adapting ZOOLIGHTS this year to provide a safe, physically distanced family friendly experience for our visitors to enjoy.

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