The Edmonton Valley Zoo and the Valley Zoo Development Society are excited to be “Celebrating 10 Years of Light, Love, and Animal Conservation” at this year’s Zoominescence Festival of Light! Book your evening visit in December to see the zoo transformed into a magical and bright winter wonderland, complete with brilliant light displays, roaming fairytale characters, and all your favourite zoo animals. Come discover the beauty of light, the power of love, and the importance of animal conservation to support all life on Earth.

Zoominescence Edmonton Valley Zoo

Zoominescence offers a whole new experience in the quiet, calm of the winter evening. Take some time out from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to walk the snow-covered paths and see if you can spot an animal or two you might not normally see active in the light of day. Artistic light installations throughout the zoo will add whimsy, while nightly fire dancing and special guests bring an extra touch of Holiday magic.

Superhero Weekend | December 2 – 4

  • Spiderman 5 pm – 7 pm
  • Wonder Woman 6 pm – 8 pm
  • Thor 7 pm – 9 pm

Fairytale Weekend | December 9 – 11

  • Belle 5 pm – 7 pm
  • Anna 6 pm – 8 pm
  • Rey 7 pm – 9 pm

Holiday Week | December 16 – 23

  • Elsa 5 pm – 7 pm
  • The Grinch 7 pm – 9 pm

Year End Week | December 26 – January 1

  • Olaf 5 pm – 7 pm

Zoominescence Edmonton Valley Zoo

Other highlights at Zoominescence include live otter feedings, a nightly Creature Feature, and talks on some of the zoo’s amazing arctic animals like the reindeer and lynx. Be sure to check the full schedule of events during your visit so you don’t miss out on any of the light, love, animals, and holiday fun!

The Zoominescence Festival of Light is open on select evenings from December 2, 2022 to January 1, 2023. Walk-ups will be available, but it is recommended that you purchase your tickets in advance through The Edmonton Valley Zoo is otherwise closed throughout December, and this popular event has become a holiday tradition for many Edmonton families!

Zoominescence Edmonton Valley Zoo

Zoominescence Festival of Light:

When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday from December 2, 2022 – December 11, 2022 |
Daily December 16, 2022 – January 1, 2023 (excluding Christmas Eve & Christmas Day)
Time: 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo
Address: 13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton