It’s a holiday tradition, and it is back and bigger than ever! ZOOLIGHTS, Calgary’s magical festive event, returns for its 26th year and will be glowing for seven weeks starting next month.

ZOOLIGHTS presented by Olympia Trust Company, returns on November 18, 2022, and will run until January 8, 2023. And organizers are promising a bigger, brighter experience with more magical themes.

“This year’s ZOOLIGHTS will feature exciting themed areas and activities including a new story in Prehistoric Park, a new Polar Wonderland, a multi-sensory experience in the gorilla amphitheatre, the Nutcracker in the ENMAX Conservatory, brand new Snow Globes for rent and so much more,” states the event website.

“Of course, we’re bringing back all the classic activities everyone has come to love like the “Tunnel of Light”, Skating Rink, Firepits and Rival Axe Throwing.”

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During the evenings, ZOOLIGHTS will include over 200 light figurines, along with interactive and choreographed light displays. Light displays are turned on at 5:00 PM nightly and run until 9:00 PM.

According to the Calgary Zoo, “it takes approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours to experience all that ZOOIGHTS has to offer – but you are able to stay for as little or as long as you like!”


When: November 18th until January 8th, 2022
Where: Calgary Zoo, 210 St. George’s Drive NE
Cost: $21.95 for adults, $14.95 for children