Zoo Lights 2018-19

November 23, 2018

January 5, 2019

$14.95 to $19.95

Calgary Zoo, 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary


Events Description

Calgary’s brightest holiday tradition is back for its 21st year and is sure to be the most glow-tastic one yet. We’ll be glowing for seven weeks of perfect family-friendly fun that gives back to animal conservation. We’re committed to helping you enjoy this incredible event while making the world a better place.

See the 2 million Christmas lights at the Calgary Zoo. Watch the amazing light display and enjoy related Christmas activities including Snow bowling, Reindeer Stables, Snowball Alley & build your own igloo and see the Ice Carving Demos. Enjoy caroling as you sip hot chocolate and visit fire pits to keep you toasty and warm.

We’re brightening your ZOOLIGHTS experience with enchanting new themes and special guests. We’re bringing back the classic activities you’ve come to love and have added in some new ones designed to light you up. You’ll find games on migration, hibernation and adaptation to teach you about conservation and animal behaviours all while having a sparkling good time. There will also be skating, free visits with Santa, hot chocolate by the fire, indoor and outdoor activities, and of course, 2 million twinkling lights, choreographed light displays and over two hundred light figurines!


November 23, 2018 – January 5, 2019
excluding December 25 | 06:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Excluding Christmas Day

North gate entrance only. Gate close at 8:30 pm for admission.  Gate stay open and start charging Zoolights pricing at 4:30 pm.


Calgary Zoo Lights 2018-19 Admission/Tickets pricing

General Admission (16 years and up) = $19.95 (plus GST)

Children (3-15 years old) = $14.95 (plus GST)

How to get tickets?

  1. Online 
  2. At the gate.


Calgary Zoo Location & Directions

North Gate alone will be open for Zoo lights.

Located in Bridgeland, Calgary zoo is just east of the city’s downtown and adjacent to the Inglewood and East Village neighbourhoods. It is accessible via Calgary’s C-Train (McKnight/Westwinds) route 202, by car via Memorial Drive and by bicycle and footpath via the Bow River pathway.


Wheel chair accessible.

Calgary zoo light parking – North Lot near the main entrance.
Paid parking

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