Shift your support into overdrive for the non-profit Phoenix Zoo!
Sunday, November 1, 2020 |  5 – 10:30 p.m

From the comfort of your vehicle, in front of the Zoo, you and your guests will enjoy tasty offerings from some of Arizona’s favorite food trucks, non-alcoholic beverages, animal encounters, fun entertainment, a chance to win raffle prizes and much more!

The evening will culminate with kettle korn, hot cocoa and a drive-thru exclusive preview of ZooLights, the Valley’s cherished holiday tradition. Be the first to journey through the Tropics and Africa Trails where you will experience millions of sparkling lights, twinkling displays and the Wildlife Lantern Safari.

Treat or join your family, friends, clients or colleagues of all ages and gear up for a night of fun, while supporting Arizona’s most treasured conservation organization, the Phoenix Zoo.

Proceeds to benefit

Your support is more critical now than ever. Wildlights for Wildlife proceeds will help the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/ Phoenix Zoo offset the daily costs of animal care and vital operations during the ongoing challenges of COVID-19. Funding will help the Zoo in rebuilding its operating reserves, through this unforeseen period of uncertainty.

Wildlights for Wildlife: A Charity Drive is a unique fundraising experience allowing you to entertain and enjoy an unforgettable evening out.

Each vehicle will receive food samples, non-alcoholic beverages, raffle tickets, kettle korn, hot cocoa and a souvenir digital photo for up to six guests.

Vehicle Drive-Thru Reservations


What’s Included (for up to six guests):

  • Exclusive preview of ZooLights
  • Access to food trucks and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Kettle korn and hot cocoa
  • Animal encounters
  • Fun entertainment
  • Chance to win raffle prizes 
  • And more!


 All sponsors will receive marketing, recognition, event hospitality and additional benefits based on level of support.



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  • 16 vehicle reservations
  • 64 ZooLights tickets (walk-through evenings)



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  • 12 vehicle reservations
  • 48 ZooLights tickets
    (walk-through evenings)



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  • 8 vehicle reservations
  • 32 ZooLights tickets
    (walk-through evenings)



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  • 4 vehicle reservations
  • 16 ZooLights tickets
    (walk-through evenings)


Show your support by underwriting a portion of the evening’s expenses. Your underwriting contribution is 100% deductible. Underwriters will receive recognition based on area of event and level of support. All underwriters will receive recognition on the Wildlights for Wildlife web page on with link, Phoenix Zoo’s Wild Times digital magazine and Arizona Center for Nature Conservation annual report.


Rentals  |  5 available 

Entertainment  |  3 available

Kettle Korn and Hot Cocoa  |  2 available 


Animal Encounters  |  4 available

Photography  |  1 available

Silent Auction  |  4 available

Souvenir Digital Photo   |  1 Available 

Food Trucks  |  5 Available 

Videography  |  1 Available



You can make a difference by supporting Wildlights for Wildlife. Your underwriting contribution allows the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/ Phoenix Zoo to rebuild our operation funds for animal care and conservation initiatives. 


Join us online beginning October 26 through the night of Wildlights for Wildlife on November 1, for the opportunity to bid on:

  • Zoo Experiences 
  • Wining and Dining
  • Art
  • Jewelry
  • And so much more!

The auction will offer something for everyone.

Phoenix Zoo Squirrel Monkey1

Sneak Peek at Auction Items

Are you a business owner that would like to advertise your business in a big way? Here is the opportunity to advertise on one of Lamar Advertising’s 14’x48’ digital freeway billboards.

Mikal Bridges, No. 25 for the Phoenix Suns, was signed in 2018. Bridges also played college basketball for the Villanova Wildcats, winning national championships in 2016 and 2018.

Do you love the Phoenix Zoo and our animals!? Then this package is perfect for you to see the animals up close and for you to see where they are when they are not on exhibit.  The winner can choose the tour of their choice off the list.

This graphite piece depicting any golfers staple, club head covers from Bobby Jones. It was drawn by Tommy Minor in 2018, who is a winner of various art and architecture awards, member of the Tempe Artist Guild and an avid golfer himself.

Want better skin? With a dermal lift treatment from J.L.O. Skin Care LLC and some products from their core brand, Rococco Botanicals, you will have glowing, younger looking skin. Plus, there are some items to make your home feel like a spa too.

Backyard games and beers what a great pair! Get this Coors Light logoed aluminum corn hole game set for your guests to play at your next gathering and since it’s made out of aluminum it will stand up to the rowdiest of guests.

Let your child learn about all the animals that call a Saguaro cactus home.  Read the book “Cactus Hotel” to learn how a Saguaro’s lifecycle influences the desert wildlife then your kids can play with the cactus and all its inhabitants.

Get your Ford fan a piece of history!  The “stone” was made from enamel drip off from painting cars at the many of the motor plants in Detroit, the paint process is no longer in practice, making this a special find.

More auction items coming soon!  All proceeds benefit the Phoenix Zoo. 

Did you Know?

Did you know that any amount of your reservation over the fair market value is tax deductible and considered a contribution to the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/ Phoenix Zoo? Please refer to the Commitment Form for fair market values.

Many companies offer a matching gift program to support worthy organizations in the community. If your company offers a match, your contribution may be eligible.

January 2017 - Phoenix Zoo ZooLights, November, December, January.  Dave Seibert photo


Vehicle drive-thru reservations and underwriting opportunities may be purchased online.
To purchase sponsorships contact a Zoo representative directly:

Amanda Crossland
Corporate Relations Manager

Shannon Kinsman
Individual Giving Manager