Zoolights {Pt Defiance Zoo}

Time-frame for the evening: 4:30PM-9:30PM

We will meet up first at a nearby coffeehouse (Cutter's Point-6TH Ave).. carpool to the zoo, enjoy the ZOOLIGHTS exhibits, then post-event we'll gather for hot cocoa/cider and dessert at Cindy Tipton's residence in University Place!! (8:30-9:30)


{It is a good idea to get your tickets ahead of time at Fred Meyer for $7.25!}

Bundle up and stroll the Zoo as it comes aglow with more than a half-million lights. Explore seas of dazzling lights and see breathtaking light displays of ice-skating puffins, playful tiger cubs, the massive flame tree and the new Giant Pacific Octopus (featured in the early days of ZooLights and brought back for the 25th Anniversary season). Warm up in the steamy South Pacific Aquarium. Ride a camel, take a spin on the antique carousel and experience the thrill of ziplining through the trees! (NOTE: the camel rides and ziplining are NOT included in ZooLights admission price!)

See info about the camels (2) here:  (http://www.pdza.org/camels)

See info for ziplining here: (kids AND adults!) (http://www.pdza.org/zoom/)

Please note: We anticipate leaving ZooLights around 7:45/8PM and continue the evening schedule.

If you'd like to stay until 9:00PM (when ZooLights ends) or you'd like to use the zipline feature at the Zoo, you must either coordinate with a carpool to stay later, or drive to/from there on your own.

{Bring a watch or cell phone to keep track of time!}


Be prepared--bring comfortable shoes (up to 2 miles of walking) and an umbrella and/or rain gear. Bring cocoa or cider and Christmas Cookies to share if you'd like. Bring your camera too!!

PLEASE NOTE: If snow is in the forecast, we'll re-schedule this event!


At the Zoo's Gate: 8.50

Online & Fred Meyer Stores: 7.25

Members: 4.25

2 & Younger: FREE

Parking: FREE



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  • Mike T.

    Superb! Perfect night viewing light displays, watching baby tigers playing, enjoying the warm cocoa AND camaraderie! THANK YOU Cindy for hosting the dessert gathering after ZOOLIGHTS! Opening your home and sharing your warmth is very appreciated!!

    December 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    So much fun! Thank you, Mike and Cindy!

    1 · December 8, 2012

  • nikki

    Have fun! I might try to join you at hot chocolate.

    December 8, 2012

  • Mike T.

    It is looking like the weather will be cooperating for tonight's activities--but BUNDLE UP and bring an umbrella (just in case!)..looking forward to seeing you!!

    December 8, 2012

  • Mike T.

    Cindy Tipton will be hosting the dessert hour after ZooLights. I'll distribute the directions on the night of the event :-)

    December 2, 2012

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