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Phoenix ZooLights

One of the area’s most popular and well-loved holiday events is back again for 2020! Things will be a little different this holiday as you may have expected, but nothing is going to stop the Zoo from giving its patrons and guests the same bright, beautiful, and dazzling holiday experience it always does. This year you can walk or drive thru Phoenix ZooLights; you choose how you enjoy your favorite holiday event. ZooLights is a great idea for a safe holiday party or holiday family fun!

Walk Thru or Cruise the Zoo Options

You’ll experience millions of twinkling lights as you drive or walk along the Zoo’s trails, past sparkling animal sculptures and on to their main lake where you’ll enjoy the Music-in-Motion Light Show that has been choreographed to music from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

There are a few recent additions to the zoo to explore too like the Outer Tropics Trail. And your kids will love the Polar Paradise in the Forest of Uco. Then head to the Arica Trail where you can see the all-new Wildlife Lantern Safari, with over animals. Polar bears, mammoths, koalas, kangaroos and more!

Event Details

In an effort to keep everyone safe, tickets for Zoo Lights at the Phoenix Zoo must be purchased in advance on the zoo’s website. When you purchase your tickets online, you’ll also be able to purchase tickets for snacks, photo options and zoo favors. You’ll need to purchase tickets for everything online this year. If you experience problems online, call 602-914-4333 for help or more information on this wonderful annual event.

Admissions for the Phoenix ZooLights Walk Thru for non-members are $20/person, and member tickets are $16/person. There are group rates too (for 50+ tickets), and children 2 and under are free. Tickets for non-members are $75/vehicle and Zoo members receive a discounted ticket price.

ZooLight nights for 2020 are November 7, 2020 through January 31, 2021. For everyone’s safety, available nights differ for the Walk Thru and Drive Thru options. Please read the safety precautions online – there is a mandatory face covering policy at all times (for guests 2 and up) for the ZooLights Walk Thru. No exceptions. For ZooLights Cruise Thru, only guests interacting with zoo employees will be expected to wear face coverings.

Please remember this is the zoo’s main fundraiser, and ticket sales go towards the animals, zoo upkeep and conservation efforts. Reserve your tickets for Zoo Lights at the Phoenix Zoo online today!

Scottsdale Rentals is here to help you have the best getaway possible. Contact us today to learn more about activities and attractions in the area and to book your stay in one of our spacious vacation homes!

The Phoenix Zoo

455 North Galvin Parkway

Phoenix, AZ



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