Zoo Lights 2019-20

November 22, 2019

January 4, 2020

$14.95 to $19.95

Calgary Zoo, 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary


Events Description

Calgary’s brightest holiday tradition is back for its 23rd 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.

This year’s ZOOLIGHTS will feature exciting new activities including Wizarding Wednesdays, Potions Class, and more, in addition to the classics we have all come to love like Santa, the Wishing Tree, ice skating and fire pits.

Every Sunday between 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. the ZOOLIGHTS experience will be altered to meet the needs of our sensory sensitive guests. This includes a Calm Room in the Tom Baines Classroom from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. that will feature calming activities and space run by staff and volunteers.


November 22, 2019 – January 4, 2020
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.


Calgary Zoo Lights Admission/Tickets pricing

General Admission (15+) = $19.95 (plus GST)

Children(3 – 15)= $14.95 (plus GST)

$3 off per ticket online.

How to get tickets?

  1. Online
  2. At the gate.


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 $12 per day.

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