The Phoenix Zoo’s holiday lightshow is bigger and better than ever.
Every year, the Phoenix Zoo gets decked out in millions of glittering lights and enchanting animal sculptures. Visitors experience the zoo in a whole new light, touring different paths and trails adorned with festive decorations and waving hello to some of the local residents. Santa and his elves always make an appearance at the Leapin’ Lagoon for seasonal photo ops. And who could forget the epic choreographed Music-in-Motion Light Show or the three-story Christmas Tree?
And this year, despite current circumstances, the zoo has somehow managed to make it even better. ZooLights 2020 offers visitors the option to walk through the holiday displays, or drive through from the comfort and safety of their own cars! Both options have been optimized to be as safe and Covid-friendly as possible, and will occur on different days.
ZooLights’ footprint is 25% bigger this year to allow guests some extra space. Explore new wonders like the Outer Tropics Trail or the Wildlife Lantern Safari, where visitors can see 66 animals including polar bears, mammoths, koalas and kangaroos!
In addition, the event has been extended to nearly 90 nights so that everyone has time to experience the magic. The zoo has social distancing markers to help guests respect their neighbors’ space, and visitors are required to wear masks when social distancing is not possible.
Prefer to stay in your car? ZooLights has select nights just for their new drive-thru experience, which will offer visitors all the same holiday magic that can be done from afar. And don’t worry, you’ll still be able to get those tasty holiday treats like kettle corn and hot cocoa (pre-purchase for Cruise-Thru). There are even some glow items available for pre-purchase if you want to add a little extra holiday light swag to your experience!
Whether you prefer to walk or drive, ZooLights 2020 is sure to knock your socks off and get you right into the holiday spirit.
Tickets for the Walk-Thru are $20 per person ($15 for members) and tickets for the Drive-Thru experience are $75 per car ($60 for members). ZooLights is currently open to the public, and runs through January 31. For more information about tickets, dates and safety guidelines, check out the event webpage.
Hours: 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm daily (last entry at 9:30 pm)
Location: 455 North Galvin Parkway
[Featured image: Phoenix ZooLights]