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Phoenix: Phoenix ZooLights Entry Ticket

Activity provider: Phoenix Zoo

Phoenix: Phoenix ZooLights Entry Ticket

Activity provider: Phoenix Zoo

From US$ 35.01 per person

Be dazzled by a million twinkling lights in the valley’s brightest holiday tradition with Zoolights. Discover light shows on a lake, animal sculptures, creative light displays, and get to see some of the animals with this entrance ticket.

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  • Experience millions of twinkling lights, dazzling animal sculptures and two Music-in-Motion Light shows on a lake
  • Enjoy the Holiday Safari Animal Presentation nightly at 8:00 and 9:00 PM in the Doornbos Discovery Amphitheater
  • Experience community performances at 7:00 PM in the Doornbos Discovery Amphitheater
Full description

You’ll find adventure everywhere at the Valley’s favorite holiday tradition, ZooLights!

This season promises to be bigger and brighter than ever before, with all new animal lanterns and light displays, an enhanced Santa experience and our brand-new music and light show that will take you around the world! PLUS, guest entry to ZooLights includes admission to Dinosaurs in the Desert, the not-to-be-missed dino-mite experience!

Enjoy an international traveling art exhibition focused on wildlife conservation created by artist, Russell Ronat. View more than 13 beautiful art pieces that light up the habitats of the Zoo’s famous residents.

Experience a 30-year-old community tradition. Stop by the Wall of Traditions, across from the Savanna to learn more about how traditions are celebrated around the world. Stroll through the Wildlife Lantern Cul-de-Sac on Africa Trail to see the new lanterns.

Celebrate with a visit to the three-story Christmas Tree located at Crossroads Café. Explore the Outer Tropics Trail which has more sparkling lights than ever before. Meet Santa and his elves at Leapin’ Lagoon and take home a commemorative photo.

Indulge in your favorite holiday treats like kettle corn and hot cocoa that are available for purchase. Take home a memento of your special evening from one of the various pop-up Zoo shops or the Desert Marketplace gift shop.

  • ZooLights admission ticket (valid for one admission)
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to the Phoenix Zoo
  • Endangered Species carousel
  • Camel rides
  • Wheelchair rental (available for $15)

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Meeting point

Go to the Phoenix Zoo. Free parking is available at the Zoo in the main Papago Park parking lot off Galvin Parkway. Additional free parking is available at Zoo overflow lots.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Smoking
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Flashlight

Know before you go

  • Hours of operation: Nov 23- Jan 15, 17:30 - 22:30
  • Guests that have pre-purchased ZooLights tickets the same night as their daytime visit will need to leave the Zoo grounds at 4 PM and return at 530 PM when ZooLights opens to the public
  • Free parking available
  • Only trained and vaccinated service animals can accompany you during your visit When a guest brings a service animal to the Zoo, a Park Ranger will review the Service Animal Rules with the guest
  • Animal viewing is limited to only a few exhibits with low lighting, as ZooLights is an evening holiday event that does not offer the same animal viewing opportunities as a daytime visit
  • Possible animal sightings include zebra, flamingo, Komodo dragon and otters
  • Camel rides are operated during ZooLights hours for an added fee (not operational in rain)
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 359 reviews

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Our tour of Zoolights at the Phoenix Zoo was wonderful. The Zoo was well prepared for the crowds. The landscaping was perfectly prepared for a million or so lights arrayed in the shape of all kinds of animals, trees, dragons, etc. the colors were amazing. On a very pleasant evening, we had a great time walking with our extended family.

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December 24, 2022

Beautiful lights, the new dinosaur exhibit was amazing and truly lifelike. They have added so many more lights and features it is a great activity to walk around and enjoy with the family. Phoenix Zoo has done a top notch job with the Christmas lights experience. Soooo many lights in so many different ways.

January 4, 2023

We arrived at 5:35 right after it opened and there was already a traffic jam when we got one block away. One person in our party arrived at 5:20 and got right in and parked close. If you are meeting people there, there are two entrances, so be aware. Despite the crowd, the lights were beautiful and plentiful…We and many others were pulling kids in wagons so it was hard to see lights on both sides of the walkway with all the people. So, stay to the right and focus on that side. When you get to the end, you turn around and come back the same path and can focus on that side. The cool prism wands that people are carrying are fifteen bucks, so before you say, “ya I’ll get you one.” Make it conditional for good behavior, cleaning their room, or something…might as well get your money’s worth. These tickets worked fine. I saved $20 (which took the edge off getting fleeced on two wands) and saved them on my digital wallet where they were scanned.

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December 21, 2021

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