Zoo Lights is a dazzling holiday tradition! 

Your favourite displays are back this year, including the iconic "LOVE" sign, blankets of cascading Aurora Borealis lights, and the colourful light tunnel along the Tundra Trail. Gather round roaring fire pits, enjoy your favourite treats, and snap your selfies at brand new festive photo ops!

Zoo Lights Map


Fun and Games: Test your skills at games like ladder ball and corn hole. Games will glow in the snow! Then, wander through our brand new, larger than life light maze! At six feet tall, the light maze will surround you with holiday cheer and wonder. 

Meet Santa and More: Santa and other wintery characters will be at Zoo Lights to meet you and your family! Bring your own camera or phone to capture your special moment.

Santa will be in attendance every night until December 23. 
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Sensory Night: Wednesday, December 6 is Sensory Night at Zoo Lights! This will be a special evening designed to provide a more comfortable experience for our guests with sensory regulation or processing needs. Modifications to the event will include lighting and audio adjustments. Click here to learn more

Discover Domino Effect: Domino Effect by Ingrid Ingrid is a dazzling, interactive display that invites you to play with giant dominos! Topple the dominos in a long cascade and enjoy the results as the domino orchestra plays a unique musical work in an illuminated rainbow of pastel hues! 

Domino Effect by Ingrid Ingrid, is a production of Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, distributed by QDSinternational. 


Tasty treats and warm drinks are must-haves at Zoo Lights! All food and beverage stations are serving  hot and cold drinks including coffee, hot chocolate, craft beer, wine, and more! Adults, add a shot of Baileys or RumChata to your hot drink! 

  • Tundra Grill: Full service, indoor restaurant serving burgers, hotdogs, fries, snacks, popcorn, grab-and-go items, and more!
  • Marquee Tent: Quick, hot foods and snacks, soft pretzels, and other tasty treats.
  • Winston's: Mouth-watering mini donuts!
  • Bison Snack Shack: Grab-and-go meals and snacks, soft pretzels, and other tasty treats.

couple has their photo taken in front of a large lit up LOVE sign

Father and daughter stand behind a fire pit, daughter warms her hands


Zoo Lights Presenting Sponsor: Red River Co-op 

Supporting Partners: Winnipeg Richardson International Airport | Vandenbergs Fine Jewellery | Steinbach Credit Union | Wawanesa | The Keg | Trans Canada Brewing Co. | Payworks | Recycle Everywhere

In-Kind Partners: Calm Air | Big Freight Systems | Prairie Mobile Communications
Media Partners: Winnipeg Free Press | 680 CJOB | Global News Winnipeg | Peggy 99.1 | Pattison Outdoor | KiSS 102.3 | 103.1 Virgin Radio | Bounce 99.9 | 92.1 CITI | CKJS | QX104 | 94.3 NOW!