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Zoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo kicks off

Posted at 9:02 AM, Dec 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-14 12:28:05-05

If you are looking for something to help get you and your family in the holiday spirit, you are in luck! This year you can enjoy thousands of twinkling lights, displays and animal-themed light sculptures at Reid Park Zoo.

You can also enjoy falling snow, seeing Santa, listening to live music and carousel rides.

On the menu this year, hot cocoa (with or without spirits!), s’mores station and cinnamon rolls for a sweet holiday treat!

Zoo Lights goes through December 23rd. Encore Nights go on December 26th through the 30th.

If you decide to enjoy the holiday tradition, you will also be supporting a great cause. Reid Park Zoological Society is partnering with the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, and Tucson A-List. If you bring a donation, you will receive $1 off admission for Zoo Lights.

Here is a list of items needed for the Humane Society:

  • Dog, cat, puppy, and kitten canned (pate style) and dry food.
  • Dog biscuits (no colored dyes), plastic cat toys, and Kong dog toys.

Here is a list of Items needed for Tucson A List’s children’s toy drive:

  • Toys for ages newborn-13
  • Art supplies
  • Games
  • Books

Here is a list of items needed for Community Food Bank:

  • Peanut butter
  • Cereal & granola bars
  • Canned tomato products, canned soups, canned vegetables & fruits
  • Rice, pasta, and beans 


  • $10 for Adults
  • $6 for Children (2-14)
  • Children under 2 are free
  • Members get $2 off admission