ZooLights 2022

Friday, December 2, 2022 — Friday, December 30, 2022
6:00 pm — 9:00 pm

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

December 2,3, 5– 23, Encore Nights December 26 – 30

Please note ZooLights will not take place on Sunday, December 4.

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 opp at the confection-merry Candyland, share Seasons greetings in the oceans zone, and have a Santa-abulous 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


Snow Sponsor


Santa’s Workshop Sponsor


Theme Zone Sponsors


Table Sponsors

Mary Kay


Event Partners


ZooLights Entertainment Schedule December 2: After 7 Band
December 3: Sons of Orpheus
December 5: Mariachi Alegre
December 6: Monsoon Brass
December 7: Mama Coal Country Band
December 8: Palo Verde Jubileers
December 9: Catalina High Steel Drums
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: Desert Chameleon
December 17: King's Carolers and a Zootique Holiday Bazaar
December 18: Mama Coal Country Band a Zootique Holiday Bazaar
December 19: Naiim Amor Trio
December 20: Miss Stevie Woods & Company
December 21: Monsoon Brass and a Zootique Holiday Bazaar
December 22: Tucson High Choir
December 23: Compania de Danza Folklorico Arizona
December 28: Rondstadt Duo