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DECEMBER 2017

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What’s Happening at ZooLights! 

Join us for our 11th year of this festive holiday tradition! ZooLights! Is the state’s largest animated light display featuring millions of twinkling lights. Santa is here nightly through Christmas Eve and he’s bringing Comet and Blitzen along for the fun.

November 30, Thursday (VIP, Booster and Booster Deluxe preview night)
5:30 – 8 p.m. 

  • Booster and Booster Deluxe Members only preview night
    • $5 Admission or Booster Deluxe can use their free night..
  • Santa’s Station, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

December 1, Friday – ZOOLIGHTS! Opens
5:15 – 10 p.m. 

  • Gather in the entry plaza when the magic happens and the switch gets flipped!
  • Got something on your wish list? Stop in and chat with the Jolly Old Elf before you stop at the Beastro for some hot chocolate.
  • Santa’s Station, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Carolers will roam Zoo grounds from 7-9 p.m. In period costumes, singing classic Christmas carols, they help set the perfect holiday mood.
  • Let your kids feel the rhythm in the Drum Bus.
  • FOX13 will broadcast live and help flip the switch.
  • Wayne from 97.1 ZHT will be spinning the Christmas hits at our first ever dance party, 6-8p.

December 2, Saturday
5:30 – 10 p.m.

  • Santa’s Station, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Carolers will roam Zoo grounds from 7-9 p.m. In period costumes, singing classic Christmas carols, they help set the perfect holiday mood.
  • Knights at the Zoo – Get your pic taken with knights!

December 3, Sunday
5:30 – 9 p.m. 

  • Santa’s Station, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Stop by the Beastro for the S’make your own S’more Station! Pick up a kit with chocolate, marshmallows, crackers and the roasting sticks. Yum!

December 4, Monday
5:30 – 9 p.m.

  • Santa’s Station, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • America First Credit Union appreciation night – Get 1/2-off any ZooLights ticket by showing an America First card. So if dad has an America First card, he can get the whole family in for half-off. Thanks dad!
  • Mac ‘n Cheese Monday! Purchase four bowls of house-made mac ‘n cheese and receive four free drinks – just $25!

December 5, Tuesday 
5:30 – 9 p.m. 

  • Santa’s Station, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • FOX13 Appreciation Night!  Receive $2 off any admission, any Tuesday in December – bring in the coupon found at FOX13now.com (can also show on your phone).
  • See what a chainsaw can do to a block of ice – Ice carver from Amazing Ice Creations.

December 6, Wednesday
5:30 – 9 p.m.

  • Santa’s Station, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Have your little ones meet our little ones. Look for Eco-Explorers with small animals and bio-facts.
  • Fried Scone Wednesdays! Purchase four Scones and four hot chocolates for just $20 in the Beastro!

December 7, Thursday
5:30 – 10 p.m. 

  • It’s $5 Thursday!! Stop into any Wendy’s restaurant and pick up a voucher, good for $5 admission to ZooLights!
  • Santa’s Station, 5:30-8:30p
  • Kipper Brothers Puppet Works! Sip hot chocolate while watching puppet shows.
  • Get your groove on with a visit from the Drum Bus!

December 8, Friday
5:30 – 10 p.m.

  • Santa’s Station, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Carolers will roam Zoo grounds from 7-9 p.m. In period costumes, singing classic Christmas carols, they help set the perfect holiday mood.
  • Pizza Fridays – Feed your crew! A full pizza pie, plus four 21 oz. drinks just $26.95 in the Beastro!

December 9, Saturday
5:30 – 10 p.m.

  • Santa’s Station, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Carolers will roam Zoo grounds from 7-9 p.m. In period costumes, singing classic Christmas carols, they help set the perfect holiday mood.

December 10, Sunday
5:30 – 9 p.m. 

  • Santa’s Station, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Eco-Explorers will introduce your little ones to some of our little ones – like a kookaburra or a snake, to name a few. Watch for them on grounds.

December 11, Monday
5:30 – 9 p.m. 

  • Santa’s Station, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Small animal presentations- Eco-Explorers will introduce yourlittle ones to some of our little ones – like a kookaburra or a snake, to name a few. Watch for them on grounds.
  • Mac ‘n Cheese Monday! Purchase four bowls of house-made mac ‘n cheese and receive four free drinks – just $25!

December 12, Tuesday
5:30 – 9 p.m. 

  • Santa’s Station, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • KUED Appreciation Night!  Visit with Clifford the Big Red Dog and receive a free book!  Print the $1 off ZooLights! discount admission coupon at KUED.org/kids
  • See what a chainsaw can do! Ice carver from Amazing Ice Creations.

December 13, Wednesday
5:30 – 9 p.m. 

  • Santa Station, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Small animal presentations out on grounds – EcoExplorers will introduce yourlittle ones to some of our little ones – like a kookaburra or a snake, to name a few.
  • Fried Scone Wednesdays! Purchase four Scones and four hot chocolates for just $20!

December 14, Thursday
5:30 – 10 p.m. 

  • Santa’s Station, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
  • It’s $5 Thursday!! Stop into any Wendy’s restaurant and pick up a voucher, good for $5 admission to ZooLights!
  • Puppet shows by Kipper Brothers Puppet Works from 6-10p.
  • Swing over to the Oasis Plaza to make new ZooLights memories at the S’make Your Own S’more Station! The kit includes roasting stick, marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers for up to four people. Get the family plan and add hot chocolate!
  • Feel the rhythm in the Drum Bus!

December 15, Friday
5:30 – 10 p.m. 

  • Santa’s Station, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Carolers will roam Zoo grounds from 7-9 p.m. In period costumes, singing classic Christmas carols, they help set the perfect holiday mood.
  • Pizza Fridays – Feed your crew! A full pizza pie, plus 4 21 oz. drinks just $26.95 in the Beastro!
  • Performances by Washington Elementary school choir.

December 16, Saturday
5:30 – 10 p.m. 

  • Santa’s Station, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Carolers will roam Zoo grounds from7-9p. In period costumes, singing classic Christmas carols, they help set the perfect holiday mood.
  • Live performance by Take a Bow Dance Academy

December 17, Sunday
5:30 – 9 p.m.

  • Santa’s Station, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Swing over to the Oasis Plaza to make new ZooLights memories at the S’make Your Own S’more Station! The kit includes roasting stick, marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers for up to four people. Get the family plan and add hot chocolate!

December 18, Monday
5:30 – 9 p.m. 

  • Santa’s Station, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Mac ‘n Cheese Monday! Purchase four bowls of house-made mac ‘n cheese and receive four free drinks – just $25!
  • Keep your eyes out for our crew on grounds with small animals.

December 19, Tuesday
5:30 – 9 p.m. 

  • Santa’s Station, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • See what a chainsaw can do! Ice carver from Amazing Ice Creations.

December 20, Wednesday
5:30 – 9 p.m. 

  • Santa’s Station, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Small animal presentations out on grounds. Eco-Explorers will introduce yourlittle ones to some of our little ones – like a kookaburra or a snake, to name a few.
  • Fried Scone Wednesdays! Purchase four scones and four hot chocolates for just $20!

December 21, Thursday
5:30 – 10 p.m. 

  • Santa’s Station, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • It’s $5 Thursday!! Stop into any Wendy’s restaurant and pick up a voucher, good for $5 admission to ZooLights!
  • YAY Drum Bus night!
  • Catch a puppet show from with Kipper Brothers Puppet Works.

December 22, Friday
5:30 – 10 p.m. 

  • Santa’s Station, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Carolers will roam Zoo grounds from 7-9 p.m. In period costumes, singing classic Christmas carols, they help set the perfect holiday mood.
  • Pizza Fridays – Feed your crew! A full pizza pie, plus 4 21 oz. drinks just $26.95 in the Beastro!

December 23, Saturday
5:30 – 10 p.m. 

  • Santa’s Station, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Carolers will roam Zoo grounds from7-9p. In period costumes, singing classic Christmas carols, they help set the perfect holiday mood.
  • Swing over to the Oasis Plaza to make new ZooLights memories at the S’make Your Own S’more Station!

December 24, Sunday
5:30 – 9 p.m. 

  • This is your last chance to see Santa before he gets busy working! Santa’s Station, 5:30-8:30p
  • Swing over to the Oasis Plaza to make new ZooLights memories at the S’make Your Own S’more Station!

December 25, Monday
Christmas Day (Zoo Closed)

  • Hope you’re home for the holidays, our staff is! Utah’s Hogle Zoo is closed on Christmas Day.

December 26, Tuesday
5:30 – 9 p.m.

  • Eco-Explorers will introduce your little ones to some of our little ones – like a kookaburra or a snake, to name a few. Keep your eye out while on grounds.

December 27, Wednesday
5:30 – 9 p.m. 

  • Eco-Explorers will introduce yourlittle ones to some of our little ones – like a kookaburra or a snake, to name a few. Keep your eye out while on grounds.
  • Fried Scone Wednesdays! Purchase four Scones and four hot chocolates for just $20!

December 28, Thursday
5:30 – 10 p.m.

  • It’s $5 Thursday!! Stop into any Wendy’s restaurant and pick up a voucher, good for $5 admission to ZooLights!
  • Puppet shows at Rocky Shores with Kipper Brothers Puppet Works, presenting puppet shows in Grandma’s House at Asian Highlands.

December 29, Friday
5:30 – 10 p.m. 

  • Our Eco-Explorers introduce your little ones to our little ones – Get up-close with some of our small animals. Ecos will be out on grounds.
  • Pizza Fridays – Feed your crew! A full pizza pie, plus 4 21 oz. drinks just $26.95 in the Beastro!

December 30, Saturday
5:30 – 10 p.m.

  • Keep your eyes out for our crew out on grounds with small animals!

December 31, Sunday
5:30 – 9 p.m. 

  • Join us for an early New Year’s Eve countdown!! This is a great way for kids to enjoy the excitement of a countdown (but a great way for you to get them to bed on time to ring in the new year properly. Kids receive free noisemakers starting at 8p (while supplies last)
  • We’re counting down to 9p!

 

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