ZooLights at The Phoenix Zoo

November 4, 2020 - January 31, 2021
ZooLights at The Phoenix Zoo

Event Summary

The Valley’s most cherished holiday tradition is back with millions of twinkling lights, dazzling animal sculptures and our Wildlife Lantern Safari, featuring 66 creatures — polar bears, mammoths, peacocks and more, all aglow.

And this year, there’s a NEW way to feel the magic. Cruise ZooLights, the drive-thru experience that is not to be missed!

With expanded trails and new sights and sounds, ZooLights is bigger, brighter and better than ever! Check the event website for ZooLights schedule.

ZOOLIGHTS WALK-THRU
Member ZooLights Walk-Thru Preview Nights: November 4, 2020 – November 6, 2020  |  5:30 – 10:30 p.m.
ZooLights Walk-Thru: November 7, 2020 – January 31, 2021  |  5:30 – 10:30 p.m. (SELECT NIGHTS ONLY)
Last entry at 9 p.m.
The Zoo will close at 3 p.m. daily to prepare for ZooLights.

  • Experience millions of twinkling lights, dazzling animal sculptures and the Music-in-Motion Light Show on our main lake, choreographed to the epic music of Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
  • Stroll the Africa Trail and enjoy the all NEW Wildlife Lantern Safari including polar bears, mammoths, koalas, kangaroos and more!
  • Explore the newly added Outer Tropics Trail, where you can enjoy the festive scenes of Polar Paradise in the Forest of Uco.
  • Wave hello to Jengo and Tortuga at the Doornbos Discovery Amphitheater.
  • Celebrate the season with a visit to our three-story Christmas Tree located at Crossroads Cafe. 
  • Meet Santa and his elves at Leapin’ Lagoon and take home a commemorative photo. Various photo packages available.*
  • Take a spin on the Endangered Species Carousel and then ride a camel for the ultimate photo op.*
  • Indulge in your favorite holiday treats including kettle corn and hot cocoa.*
  • Take home a memento from your special evening. Visit one of the various pop-up Zoo shops or the Desert Marketplace gift shop.*

CRUISE ZOOLIGHTS

Cruise ZooLights: November 12, 13, 19, 20, 24, 27 and 28, 2020  |  5:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Cruise ZooLights: December 3, 13, 14, 18, 23, 24, 29 and 30, 2020  |  5:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Cruise ZooLights: January 3, 4, 9, 10, 15, 16, 21, 22, 27 and 28, 2021  |  5:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Last vehicle must be in line at 9:30 p.m.
The Zoo will close at 3 p.m. daily to prepare for ZooLights.

  • For the first time in the history of the Phoenix Zoo, experience millions of twinkling lights and dazzling animal sculptures from the comfort of your own vehicle.
  • Tour the Africa Trail and see the all NEW Wildlife Lantern Safari, featuring 66 animals — polar bears, mammoths, koalas, kangaroos and more!
  • Cruise the newly added Outer Tropics Trail and enjoy the festive scenes of Polar Paradise in the Forest of Uco.
  • Wave hello to Jengo and Tortuga at the Doornbos Discovery Amphitheater.
  • Enjoy your favorite holiday treats including kettle corn and hot cocoa.*
  • Commemorate your Cruise ZooLights experience with a souvenir photo.*
  • Make your Cruise experience even brighter with select glow items.*
  • Shop for holiday gifts as you exit ZooLights at the Stop, Shop and Support Cruise Gift Shop.

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