Zoo Lights 2020-21

November 20, 2020

January 10, 2021

$14.95 to $19.95

Calgary Zoo, 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary


Events Description

Calgary’s brightest holiday tradition is back for its 25th 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.Bring your family and friends to skate, craft, get a picture with Santa and sip hot chocolate by the fire. Doing the planet some good by supporting conservation has never been so easy.

We’re brightening your ZOOLIGHTS experience with enchanting new themes and special guests. Of course, we’re bringing back the classic activities you’ve come to love and have added in some new ones designed to light you up.

Every Sunday between 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (excluding Nov 29), the ZOOLIGHTS experience will be altered to meet the needs of our sensory sensitive guests. This means that on Sunday’s there will be no music playing on park (except for the Journey to Wechiau themed area located in Destination Africa), strobe lights will be turned off, etc. Please see the ZOOLIGHTS Activities: Special Nights at ZOOLIGHTS section below for more information on Sensory Sundays.


November 20, 2020 – January 10, 2021
excluding December 25 | 06:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The lights are turned on at 5:00 p.m. nightly, with the official event running from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. It takes 90 minutes to 2 hours to experience all ZOOLIGHTS has to offer!

Excluding Christmas Day

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

Sensory Sundays: Every Sunday from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

November 24 – Adults Night Out (18+) – this evening requires a separate admission ticket
December 31 – Zoo Year’s Eve (family friendly) – this evening requires a separate admission ticket


Calgary Zoo Lights Admission/Tickets pricing

  • General (16+) $19.95
  • Child (3-15) $14.95

How to get tickets?

Timed tickets are required and must be purchased online in advance

Buy Online


Calgary Zoo Location & Directions

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.


Wheelchair accessible.

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

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