Every year from late November until January 4th, the Phoenix zoo hosts an evening light extravaganza to please all ages. Zoo Lights transforms the zoo into a light and sound display that will amaze and entertain you.
For only $7, you can enter the zoo from 6pm until 10pm and walk the grounds witnessing holiday lights and music. It’s a wonderful way to spend an evening with the family. This has become a tradition with families in the valley and is busy on given night. The exhibit takes approximately an hour to an hour and half to walk through.
I love relaxing and walking around looking at all the huge Christmas and animal themed displays. Most of the animal exhibits are closed in the evening, but there are a few that remain open, due to the animals natural habitat and the ample lighting. Zebras, otters, javelinas, monkey village and coyotes are open, but no promises on seeing any of them.
For those of us with small children or people that don’t walk so good, there is a mule wagon that will take you thru the exhibit for $3.00 per person, but it does travel a different route than the walkways.
A couple snack bars are open if you crave a snack, as is the main gift shop at the front.
We used to go on Thanksgiving night, but it’s very crowded…apparently everyone else goes on Thanksgiving, too. So now we wait and go the Sunday after turkey day--it’s way less crowded.
So put on your jacket and head over to the Phoenix Zoo. You’ll be happy you did!