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Making Spirits Light!

For this annual event, the entire Zoo is transformed into a magical winter wonderland, fully decorated and strung with miles of holiday lights! Enjoy live entertainment along with festive treats and beverages, including spiked hot chocolate for the adults at Santa’s Spirits stations for additional purchase (21+). Admission includes holographic glasses* and free socially distant photos with Santa Claus**.  Free crafts offered in Simba Classroom in African Adventure.

See our schedule of theme nights, special guests, and live entertainment below!

Theme Nights & Special Guests:

  • Sunday, December 5: Toys for Tots Drive
    Toy donations will be collected at the ticket booth.
  • Sunday, December 12: ValleyPBS Family Circle Night
    Free pictures and meet & greet with Valley PBS Character, Molly of Denali!
  • Friday, December 17: National Ugly Sweater Day
    Wear your favorite ugly holiday sweater and receive 10% off your purchase at the Kopje Lodge & Safari Café!

Live Entertainment:

  • Friday, November 26: Jubilation
  • Friday, December 3: JS Jazz
  • Saturday, December 4: Stilt Walkers & Jubilation
  • Sunday, December 5: Stilt Walkers & Ben Napoles
  • Friday, December 10: Clovis West Chamber Choir
  • Saturday, December 11: Reedley High School Trombone Choir
  • Sunday, December 12: Simba School of Music & Stilt Walkers
  • Friday, December 17: Jubilation & Stilt Walkers
  • Saturday, December 18: The Generation Gap & Stilt Walkers
  • Sunday, December 19: Stilt Walkers
  • Monday, December 20: Stilt Walkers
  • Tuesday, December 21: Jubilation & Stilt Walkers
  • Wednesday, December 22: Stilt Walkers
  • Thursday, December 23: Simba School of Music & Stilt Walkers
  • Sunday, December 26: Killer Dueling Pianos
  • Monday, December 27: The Generation Gap
  • Tuesday, December 28: Jubilation
*While supplies last. **Santa will be available at ZooLights through December 23.

All health and safety rules and guidelines will be followed including mask policy. ZooLights tickets will be date specific and cannot be exchanged for a different date.

Ticket Information

ZooLights will be held on November 26-28 and December 3-5, 10-12, 17-23, and 26-30 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

We highly recommend pre-purchasing tickets!

Weekends (Friday and Saturday)
$14 Adult, $12 Child (ages 2-11)
$16 Adult, $14 Child (ages 2-11)

Weekdays (Sunday – Thursday)
$12 Adult, $10 Child (ages 2-11)
$14 Adult, $12 Child (ages 2-11)

Children 1 and under are free.

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