Spend a Shimmery, Sparkly, Festive Evening with ZOOLIGHTS at The Calgary Zoo

ZOOLIGHTS (Family Fun Calgary)

That Christmas glow starts at the Calgary Zoo this holiday! For many Calgarians, this magical season is not complete without a visit to ZOOLIGHTS, which returns to the Calgary Zoo to light up the night between November 23, 2018, and January 5, 2019.

With 2 million lights transforming the Calgary Zoo grounds into a magical winter wonderland, including over 200 light figurines and a variety of interactive and choreographed light displays, ZOOLIGHTS will wrap you in a warm hug, so you can enjoy that warm Christmas glow. This year’s ZOOLIGHTS is presented by Olympia Trust Company and will brighten your experience with wonderful new themes and more family-friendly activities than ever before! This incredible glow-tastic event offers family fun adventures both indoors and out.

ZOOLIGHTS (Family Fun Calgary)

Within easy-to-navigate activity zones, you’ll enjoy music, an interactive light display, warming fire pits, and many fun and engaging family activities. Play games on animal habitats that teach you about conservation all while having a sparkling good time. Knowing your visit contributes to animal conservation will brighten your Christmas even more.

Santa comes in from the cold during ZOOLIGHTS; until December 23, 2018, take the kids to visit him in his cozy indoor oasis at the ENMAX Conservatory. There you’ll also find enchanting activities and displays featuring Snow White, the Evil Queen, and the Seven Stewards of the Forest throughout the magically decorated tropical oasis and surrounding gardens. On Friday nights, take a photo with Snow White and the Evil Queen!

ZOOLIGHTS (Family Fun Calgary)

Make magical memories while making the world a better place. Hold hands with your sweetheart while enjoying the exquisite light displays. Bring your family and friends to play, craft, see Snow White, get a picture with Santa, and sip hot chocolate by the fire. There will be special events throughout the season, like axe throwing (ages 6 and up) on Thursday nights, a mini escape room on Saturday nights, and occasional music and dance performances. 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.

ZOOLIGHTS (Family Fun Calgary)

Tickets are $19.95 for adults and $14.95 for kids 3 – 15 (infants under 2 get in free). Tickets are available at the gate, but you can save time and money by purchasing in advance online! Parking is $10, and entrance is only through the North Gate.

All the best of winter is here: a visit with Santa, playing in the snow, and hot chocolate by the fire! Whether you are creating a new holiday tradition or continuing a favourite one, your whole family will love the festive spectacle of ZOOLIGHTS at the Calgary Zoo. Everything that’s magical has come together in one place!


When: November 23, 2018, to January 5, 2019 (excluding Christmas Day)
Time: 6 – 9 pm (no admission after 8:30 pm)
Where: Calgary Zoo
Address: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary, AB
Website: www.calgaryzoo.com

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