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Holiday Nights

Fridays and Saturdays
December 2-17 | 5-8 p.m.

Enjoy a festive and fun after-hours stroll amid sparkling displays of holiday lights that transform the zoo into a winter wonderland. Warm up by the fire pits and enjoy hot chocolate, s’mores, live performances of holiday music, ice carving, roving entertainers and animals on evening exhibit.

Tickets on sale starting November 1






5-8 p.m. - Visits with Santa | Courtyard Gazebo

5-8 p.m. - Holiday Market

5-5:30 p.m. - Atmospheric Entertainment | Courtyard

5:30-6 p.m. - Holiday Carolers Perform Location TBD

5:45-6:15 p.m. - Atmospheric Entertainment | Courtyard

6:30-7 p.m. - Ice Carving Demonstrations by The Ice Farm | Northwestern Mutual Animal Encounter

6:30-7 p.m. - Atmospheric Entertainment | Courtyard

6:45-7:15 p.m. - Holiday Carolers PerformLocation TBD

7:15-7:45 p.m. - Atmospheric Entertainment | Courtyard

*Schedule subject to change daily

Calling Local Artisans and Businesses!

Friends of the Zoo is offering a great opportunity for local artisans and businesses to participate in the Holiday Nights Marketplace.

To apply - download and fill out the pdf form below.


For more information, please contact Development Associate Meghan Rahner at [email protected] or (315) 435-8511 x8518 

Calling all Carolers and Choirs!

Caroler Icon

Do you enjoy singing loud for all to here? We're looking for groups of carolers and choirs to bring the holiday cheer.

For more information, please contact Heidi Strong, Director of Development at [email protected] or (315) 435-8511 x8526 

Volunteer Opportunities

Holiday Nights Santa Photo

Want to join in the fun and help support our mission? Volunteer! Help with setup, concessions, and more.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Holiday Nights Sponsorship Packet Cover
Download Sponsorship Packet
Download Sponsorship Packet

For more information, to sponsor or participate, please contact Heidi Strong, Director of Development at [email protected] or (315) 435-8511 x8526

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!

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