ZOOLIGHTS, presented by Olympia Trust Company, is back for the 24th year! Calgary's award winning, magical holiday tradition will be glowing for six weeks of festive family-friendly fun. We're committed to helping you enjoy this incredible event in a safe and physically distanced way while supporting wildlife conservation.

We're brightening your ZOOLIGHTS experience with bigger, brighter, and more magical themes to make this year even more memorable! This year's ZOOLIGHTS will feature exciting new activities including Polar Wonderland, Journey to Wechiau, Enchanted Gardens, and more! Of course, we're bringing back all the classic activities we have come to love like the Skating Rink, Firepits, Rival Axe Throwing, and Lovers' Lane!

New this year, we're expanding our Sensory Sunday experience. Every Sunday between 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., the ZOOLIGHTS experience will be altered to meet the needs of our sensory sensitive guests. Plan your visit in advance! Click here for everything you need to know to make the most of your ZOOLIGHTS experience, including Sensory Sundays, activity details, FAQ's and more!

Dates & Times

November 20, 2020 - January 10, 2021
5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

December 25, 2020 as the zoo is closed

General Pricing

  • General (16+) $19.95
  • Child (3-15) $14.95

Timed tickets are required and must be purchased online in advance. Tickets will not be sold onsite. Tickets are available in limited quantities each night - first come, first served! Don't delay, get your tickets while you can!

Members Pricing

Zoo members get pricing benefits based on membership level. Note that ALL MEMBERS MUST OBTAIN A TIMED TICKET FOR ENTRY. Member discount pricing / free timed entry will be applied in the cart.

Please make sure you are logged in to your account! Log in to take advantage of your membership benefits.

All Inspire Members have have unlimited free access to ZOOLIGHTS, but must obtain a timed ticket for each visit. The ticket will be discounted to free in the cart.

Engage and Child members receive a one-time 50% off discount on ZOOLIGHTS tickets. The ticket will be discounted in the cart.


You will be required to follow all Alberta Health Services Guidelines and to be in accordance with the City of Calgary Bylaw 26M2020 during your visit.

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.
  • Ticket holders will follow all Alberta Health Services Guidelines and City of Calgary Bylaws during the visit