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ZooLights Holiday Magic 2023

Saturday, December 2, 2023 — Sunday, January 7, 2024
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm

There’s ‘snow place like Reid Park Zoo for the holidays!

December 2– 23, Encore Nights: December 26 – 30 and January 2 – 7

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 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.

Check out the Nightly Entertainment Schedule! 

Among new features this year is a soaring 33-foot-tall showcase tree and decorative scene – perfect for your holiday photos.  Plus, be on the lookout every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening for the Grinch, who will be making special appearances in all his greenly glory.

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 adoptable pets or a new  for La Frontera or Boys & Girls Club through Tucson AList unwrapped toy, or old and non-functioning holiday lights to recycle 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.


$13 Adults (ages 15-61)
$11 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. During the busiest week of ZooLights, we are offering timed ticketing for a more comfortable and less crowded experience for our guests.


Thank you to our Sponsors!

Title Sponsor


Entertainment Sponsor


Snow Sponsor

Santa’s Workshop Sponsor

Theme Zone Sponsors



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