ZOOLIGHTS: YOUR HOLIDAY TRADITION

November 25 - January 8 

ZOOLIGHTS presented by JSS Barristers is back with more holiday cheer, festive spirit, and family fun than ever. Looking for things to do this holiday season? Come experience how 1.5+ million lights, 200 displays, crackling fire pits, and fun-filled activity zones (with many new additions!), transform the Calgary Zoo into a magical winter wonderland. Most magical of all, is its ability to bring friends and family together during the holiday season. 

Admission to ZOOLIGHTS presented by JSS Barristers helps to support the Calgary Zoo’s conservation efforts to protect species at risk, here at home and around the world.

ZOOLIGHTS 2015

All your holiday traditions wrapped up in one event

Find all of your family’s favourite holiday traditions and a ton of fun winter activities, all in one place! You will be surrounded by the gorgeous backdrop of the brightly lit Calgary Zoo featuring:

  • Fun-filled activity zones making your visit easy to navigate.

  • Ice skating.. with free skate rentals!

  • Free visits with Santa (until December 23).

  • Choreographed light displays.

  • Interactive activities for adults and kids. 

  • Fire pits and hot chocolate to keep warm.

  • Tickets only $14.99 for adults, and $11.99 for kids!


Don't forget to use #ZOOLIGHTSYYC in your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts!

ZOOLIGHTS 2015

ZOOLIGHTS Details

WHEN 

  • November 25, 2016 to January 8, 2017.
     
  • Nightly from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (gate closes at 8:30 p.m.)
     
  • Closed December 25, 2016.
     
  • On December 31, 2016, there will be regular ZOOLIGHTS programming without the usual fireworks or special entertainment due to current construction constraints.

Reminder: Animals are not on display during ZOOLIGHTS, and their corresponding buildings will be closed. Even lions have a 'bedtime!' 

WHERE 

  • Enter through NORTH GATE ONLY.

PRICES 

  • General Admission (16 years and up) = $14.99 (plus GST)
     
  • Children (3-15 years old) = $11.99 (plus GST)
     
  • Parking = $7

MEMBERS

  • Inspire members receive Free unlimited ZOOLIGHTS. Engage members receive a onetime 50% off of ZOOLIGHTS tickets. Parking for Engage and Inspire members is free.


 



 

ACTIVITY ZONE 1

Start on your ZOOLIGHTS journey through your favorite holiday traditions here. Receive a warm welcome from our greeters who will be on hand to help you plan your visit! This zone has something for everyone.

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ACTIVITY ZONE 2

Get Wild in the African Themed Kids Zone – enjoy a ton of activities suited for kids of all ages! Check out the Story of Wechiau and enjoy a choreographed light display.

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ACTIVITY ZONE 3

If you are on a date night in Calgary, Zone 3 will make you feel warm and cozy, regardless of what the temperature is outside. You’ll find holiday favorites such as Lover’s Lane, our choreographed ‘Tunnel of Love’ and the NEW Shoot to Win presented by the Calgary Hitmen.

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ACTIVITY ZONE 4

Have fun this weekend on an outer space journey through Zone 4. Start with FREE ice skating (live DJ Friday and Saturdays) then enjoy a treat from the Maple Sugar Shuttle while you adventure through the Astronaut Training Station! 

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ACTIVITY ZONE 5

Kids can have a FREE visit with Santa at ZOOVILLE in Zone 5! Warm up with an indoor visit and experience ZOOVILLE themed activities. Just outside take a virtual tour of Calgary’s bike paths on our NEW Pedal Power activity! 

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ACTIVITY ZONE 6

Take a selfie with our life sized Santa sculpture, share it with the hashtag #zoolightsyyc and be entered to win a prize! Finally, complete your ZOOLIGHTS holiday traditions by building your own unique snowman all in Zone 6!

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