PLEASE NOTE: Effective, Monday October 25th, the Calgary Zoo will require all visitors ages 12 years and older to provide proof of one of the following before being permitted entry:
**Valid Identification that matches the vaccine record is required for adults 18 and over
  • Government-issued proof of COVID-19 FULL vaccination (14 days from final dose)
    • Valid Alberta vaccine record **effective November 15th only the ‘Alberta vaccine record with QR code’ will be accepted
    • Outside of Alberta accepted forms of proof of vaccination include:
      • First Nation, out-of-province, Canadian Armed Forces vaccine record, ArriveCan app and valid international travel identity document.
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within the previous 72 hours (either PCR or Rapid Test); or
  • Documentation of a medical exemption.
Those who are unable to show proof of one of the items listed above will be denied entry. This applies to all visitors, membership holders and ticket holders including attendees to Day visit, ZOOLIGHTS, special events, evening events, donor events, member events, weddings, celebrations and all corporate events.

A Beary Merry Holiday Party (Adults only 18+)

Eat, Drink and be Beary Merry at the Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo is excited to present a Beary Merry Holiday Party to kick off the upcoming holiday season! Designed for small groups, this holiday party is the perfect way for you and your small business team, clients, group of friends or family to toast the season in a fun, festive, and zoo-nique way.

Leave the kiddos at home and join us for delicious food and live music while enjoying a festive atmosphere. Enjoy the live music, dance or head outside for an evening stroll and take in all of the magical sights that ZOOLIGHTS has to offer. A holiday party to remember.

Book your spot today!

WHEN: Thursday, December 16
WHERE: Safari Lodge
TIME(S): First timed ticket entry at 3:30 p.m.; Last time ticket entry is 5:30 p.m.
TICKET PRICE*: $99 plus GST / person - $720 for tables of 8. All attendees must be 18 years or older. Ticket includes ZOOLIGHTS admission.
** Inspire and Engage members receive a discount – see Member pricing below for details


* Ticket includes: Admission to ZOOLIGHTS starting at 5:00 p.m. Dinner buffet, live music and a photobooth!

Click HERE to learn more about your visit, the experience, MENU and ZOOLIGHTS.

You will be treated to a delicious buffet, live music, and a photo booth. Plus, includes access to ZOOLIGHTS!

  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Enjoy a stroll through ZOOLIGHTS
  • 6:00 p.m. - Doors open at Safari Lodge and cash bar is open
  • 6:30 p.m. – Dinner buffet starts
  • 9:00 p.m. – ZOOLIGHTS ends
  • 10:30 p.m. – Cash bar closes
  • 11:00 p.m. – Event concludes

Member Pricing

Members (Engage & Inspire only) receive a 10% discount but must access the discount by logging into their membership account. If you are unsure of your membership login DO NOT create your own login, please email for assistance.

Member/Account Login


By purchasing tickets, you agree to and accept the following:

  • Ticket holders are not to enter the Calgary Zoo if:
    • You are ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. These include:
      • Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath, Runny nose, Sore throat and/or other symptoms listed on Alberta Health Services website.
    • You have been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with or has symptoms of COVID-19
    • You or someone in your household has traveled internationally in the past 14 days that are not fully vaccinated or required to quarantine as per Canadian Federal Guidelines
  • Ticket holders will follow all Alberta Health Services (AHS) Guidelines/Restrictions and City of Calgary bylaws that are in effect at the time of your visit