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November 23, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - January 15, 2023 @ 10:30 pm CST

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Soaring wildlife-themed sculptures, rainbow-colored projections, and an exciting light show that will tour you all over the world get the spotlight at Phoenix Zoo Lights!

Throw in millions of twinkling lights, towering animal lanterns, and interactive installations to an already family-friendly destination, and the wow factor go through the roof. This holiday, delight in a wild wonderland that’s glittering in every corner at Phoenix Zoo Lights 2022. The annual holiday celebration dazzles with seasonal joy and color, charming little tots, and adults.

Between the bright attractions and gigantic displays, there will be fun festivities, including a Santa meet-and-greet, holiday gifts & toys, and tasty treats. In other words, everything you’ve ever dreamed of is here!

Follow along to uncover all the wild adventures at Zoo Lights Phoenix.

Zoo Lights Phoenix Attractions

Lake Light Show

Watch your youngster's eyes spark as they witness the all-new Lake Light Show. This jaw-dropping presentation includes a 50 ft. LED Christmas tree and light displays that are synchronized to joyous tunes and exceptional effects.

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Dinosaurs in The Desert

Dino-loving toddlers and adults will surely enjoy a night out at Dinosaurs in the desert. Step back in ancient times when these enormous creatures and other beasts rule the land. Throughout the all-new experience, you’ll get to meet life-sized dinosaurs and learn more about their nature. The best part? Zoolights includes admission to this attraction!

Holiday Safari Presentations

What makes Zoo Lights such a great Christmas destination is it offers an array of festive shows and community performances. Please check the Phoenix Zoo lights schedule before heading down to catch your favorite presentations nightly.

Polar Park with Santa

Zoo Lights Phoenix 2022 looks so dreamy that even Santa can’t resist coming back to experience the season. Pay a visit to Jolly St. Old Nick and snap some holiday-worthy pictures with colorful decorations as the backdrop. Afterward, play in the glowing swings and taste the best s’mores. These attractions are Santa’s gift to you.

Nightly Snowfall

Enjoying the Lake Lights Show is already an experience. Being treated to a snowy surprise at the end of the show makes it even better. Go to Monkey Village after the production to play with the snow and catch snowflakes in your hand.

Lanterns & Luminaries

See your favorite animals in a whole new light. Fill your eyes with life-size more than 50 LED animal lanterns from lion to tiger. Of course, there will be massive botanical displays scattered around the park.

Holiday Gifts and Toys

Haven’t completed that list? No one’s judging you. Shop and browse keepsakes and gifts at the numerous pop-up Zoo shops and the Desert Marketplace. These stores offer the best presents that can't be purchased online.

Holiday Treats

Complete the experience by creating your own s’mores and snacking kettle corn. Then, get a hot cocoa to enjoy at the drive-thru night lights.

Zoo Lights Phoenix Tickets

Snag your Phoenix Zoo Christmas Lights Show tickets from Tripster for a hassle-free deal and to save some change:

ZooLights Walk-Thru Admission – SAVE up to $5

General Daytime Admission – SAVE up to $2

Phoenix Zoo Vacation Package

From sizzling outdoor attractions to relaxing escapades, Phoenix boasts all kinds of adventures. Make sure to bundle your Phoenix Zoo tickets with these other fun areas for the greatest theme park getaway:

Zoo Lights Phoenix Date and Time

From November 23, 2022, through January 15, 2023. The Phoenix Zoo Lights hours start from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM.

Experience Zoo Lights Phoenix

Phoenix might not offer chilly weather during the season, but its holiday spirit and attractions make up for it. For those lucky enough to be in the city this happiest time of year, rejoice as Zoo Lights Phoenix Zoo is back with tons of attractions and surprises – bigger and better than before.

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Start the holiday tradition at Zoolights at the Phoenix Zoo by admiring the massive animal lanterns and colorful projections. Then, watch touching live performances and spellbinding lights show. Once you’ve rediscovered the magic of the holidays through these activities, it’s time to meet Santa and get that sweet fix.

Book your tickets now and upgrade your Christmas celebration in the wildest way possible!


November 23, 2022 @ 5:30 pm CST
January 15, 2023 @ 10:30 pm CST
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Phoenix Zoo
455 N Galvin Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85008 United States
(602) 286-3800
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Soaring wildlife-themed sculptures, rainbow-colored projections, and an exciting light show at Phoenix Zoo Lights!