ZooLights 2022

Monday, December 5, 2022 — Friday, December 30, 2022
6:00 pm — 9:00 pm

There’s ‘Snow Place like Reid Park Zoo for the holidays!

December 5– 23, Encore Nights December 26 – 30

Ready, Set, Glow! ZooLights: Holiday Magic, presented by Tucson Electric Power, returns with thousands of enchanting lights, mesmerizing light shows,  and displays and holly jolly fun for all ages. Stop in for a photo opps and a visit with St. Nick who will be hearing wishes each evening through December 23. Experience falling snow in the Arctic Zone, listen to festive music, or savor a hot cup of cocoa from the Zoo Café or carts as you travel through a colorful wild wonderland in this Tucson holiday tradition.

Give Back and Get a Discount:

Bring a donation of 2 cans of food for the Community Food Bank (check out this list of their most needed items), a dog or cat toy or food for the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, or a new unwrapped toy for La Frontera and receive $1 off admission. Limit $1 discount per admission ticket. This discount is applicable to tickets purchased at the gate and in person, and cannot be combined with any other discounts.


$12 Adults (ages 15-61)
$10 Seniors (ages 62+)
$8 Children (ages 2-14)
Free for children under 2
Zoo Members receive $3 off admission Tuesdays – Sundays.

Bulk ticket rates are available for groups of 30 or more.  Inquire about bulk tickets!

Zoo Member Mondays

Zoo members receive half-off general admission every Monday night!


Note: During evening events most animals will be sleeping and will not be visible to the public.


Thank you to our Sponsors!

Title Sponsor


Musical Light Show Sponsor


Entertainment Sponsor

Snow Sponsor


Santa’s Workshop Sponsor


Theme Zone Sponsors



Table Sponsors

Mary Kay



Event Partners


ZooLights Entertainment Schedule December 5: Mariachi Alegre
December 6: Monsoon Brass
December 7: Mama Coal
December 8: Palo Verde Jubileers
December 9: Catalina Foothills High School "Catfoot" Steel Drum Band
December 10: Sons of Orpheus
December 11: Desert Sky Middle School Choir
December 12: The Vinyl Grooves
December 13: Flowing Wells High School Choir
December 14: Ronstadt Duo
December 15: Miss Stevie Woods & Company
December 16: King’s Carolers
December 17: King's Carolers and Holiday Shopping Bazaar with Desert Peach Management
December 18: Mama Coal and Holiday Shopping Bazaar with Desert Peach Management
December 19: Naiim Amor Trio
December 20: Miss Stevie Woods & Company
December 21: Monsoon Brass, Tucson Twist Its and Holiday Shopping Bazaar with Desert Peach Management
December 22: Tucson High Choir and Holiday Shopping Bazaar with Desert Peach Management
December 23: Compania de Danza Folklorico Arizona
December 26: King's Carolers
December 27: King's Carolers
December 28: Rondstadt Duo
December 29: King's Carolers
December 30: Miss Stevie Woods & Company