Zoo Lights 2020: Holiday Magic

Friday, December 4, 2020 — Wednesday, December 30, 2020
5:30 pm

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‘Tis the Season with Delightful Lights and Fun-filled Nights 

Join us for Zoo Lights, presented by Tucson Electric Power! Watch the Zoo transform into a glittering, twinkling world of colorful lights, and holiday cheer. Make a memorable holiday photo at our festive featured displays. Sip hot cocoa and warm your heart as you wind your way through a wild wonderland filled with the sights and sounds of the season at this Tucson holiday tradition. There’s even snow to get you in the spirit!

Ticket information: $11 adults; $9 seniors; $7 children; Free for ages 0 to 1; Zoo Members receive $3 off any evening. If you wish to purchase tickets for a group of 25 or more, please contact [email protected]

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Each evening will have limited capacity for your safety as we leave room for social distancing. Tickets are available for 5:30 and 7 p.m. entry times.

New this year, visit the whimsical North Pole Village for a socially-distanced meeting with Jolly St. Nick.

Zoo Lights: Holiday Magic December 4 – 23
Encore Nights December 26-30*  

* Please note that Santa will be flying home to the North Pole after Christmas and will not be attending Encore Nights

Special Evenings:

Ballet Tucson Holiday Pop Up Performance: December 5 – Performances at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
This enchanting performance will feature Ballet Tucson 2 (Tucson’s premier youth ballet) performing festive new choreography to celebrate the season. You will also be treated to a magical appearance by Ballet Tucson Prima Ballerina Jenna Johnson, who will perform the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from Ballet Tucson’s treasured production of The Nutcracker.

Check back – More special events will be added soon!

Please note: The photos on this page are from our 2019 event. Please wear a mask and follow our current safety precautions during your visit. 

Reid Park Zoo is proud to be partnering with the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, La Paloma Family Services, and Tucson A List for  ZooLights: Holiday Magic. Giving back to our community is more important than ever during this challenging year. Anyone wishing to donate toys, canned foods, or pet supplies can drop off items anytime during the event or our regular daytime hours. For a complete list of donation items accepted, click here.

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Thank You Zoo Lights Sponsors