Every winter (since 1991) starting Thanksgiving week until early January, the Phoenix Zoo decks out the grounds in an amazing light show. Phoenix ZooLights is a holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike. For these few weeks every year, the Phoenix Zoo transforms into a holiday wonderland at night.
The mild winter temperatures in Phoenix (early evening in the 60’s F/18 C) are perfect to enjoy hot chocolate and walk around the Zoo admiring the light show. Only some of the animals may be visible during the ZooLights event, but you may still get to see a Unicorn!
Stroller friendly, and enough excitement to keep the little ones entertained, Phoenix ZooLights is a holiday favorite in my family. Several of my family members buy the annual Zoo membership, and the kids (young and
old, er taller) enjoy the annual visit to ZooLights!
There are light choreographed music shows illuminating the Zoo lake. And it recent years, ZooLights has added a carousel!
My favorite activity, day or night, is Stingray Bay. Where the majestic stingrays swim and play in the pool.
Every year the light show gets bigger and better! Do not miss out on this light show extravaganza for the whole family! Phoenix Zoo members get special admission days and member discounts. More information and tickets can be purchased directly from the Phoenix Zoo.