I hope you all enjoyed Thanksgiving with your loved ones. Did you manage to make it to Jácome Plaza for the Tucson Parade of Lights last Saturday? Santa helped ring in the start of the Christmas season when he rode in on an old fashioned red firefighter's truck. The elves must be busy getting his sleigh ready for the big night. If you didn't make it to the parade of lights last weekend, don't fret. The Reid Park Zoo Lights 2019 kick off their holiday season here in Tucson this Thursday night.
What: Reid Park Zoo Lights 2019
Where: Reid Park Zoo (3400 E Zoo Ct)
When: December 5th to 23rd & 26th to 30th, 6 pm to 8 pm nightly
Admission: $6 to $10 for non-members, $3 discount per ticket for members
Contact: Reid Park Zoo (520) 791-3204 or via email
Reid Park Zoo Lights 2019
Membership has its privileges. For zoo members, that means a sneak peek at Zoo Lights the day before it officially opens to the rest of the public. What will they see? More than one million lights for one thing. Traditional Christmas carols fill the air with joyous holiday sounds. As you walk around the grounds, discover animal displays lit up with twinkling lights as well.
In addition to the lights, guests get to listen to live music played throughout the zoo. Snack on s'mores, hot chocolate, and other sweet treats while you wander the grounds. If you desire more substantial sustenance, purchase one of the incredibly delicious offerings from Taste Catering. Take a picture with Santa before Christmas. Plus, see the snow magically fall from above (yes, snow in Tucson!). For an additional fee, ride the carousel.
Brew Lights at the Zoo
From 6 pm to 9 pm this Saturday, December 7th, the zoo offers up Brew Lights for its guests. All guests ages 21 and older receive a souvenir cup with their purchase of a VIP ticket. Use this cup to sample up to six different craft beers created by local breweries. Extra tastings are available for an additional charge. Your admission to Brew Lights also grants you access to Zoo Lights. Visit the Zoo's online box office to purchase your tickets today.
Tickets for Zoo Lights
Tickets cost $10 per adult and $6 per child (ages 2-14) for non-members. Members, on the other hand, receive a $3 discount per ticket. Not a member? Join today. Simply visit the Zoo's website for more information on how to become a member. For the sneak preview Members Only night, tickets cost $4 per adult and $2 per child. Of course, you must be a member to enjoy those prices and early access. Kids under two get in for free any day of the week. Purchase your tickets online today. Of course, they're also available on-site any day you decide to come. Bring a new unwrapped toy, canned food, canned pet food or pet supplies/toys and receive $1 off per person. All items received will be donated to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, the Tucson A List Toy Drive or the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona as appropriate.
Rebecca Schulte, Schulte Real Estate Group, Your Source for Tucson Real Estate