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 door prizes and much more!

The evening will culminate with kettle corn, 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, door prize tickets, kettle corn, 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 corn and hot cocoa
  • Animal encounters
  • Fun entertainment
  • Chance to win door prizes 
  • And more!

Dinner & Dessert


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



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

Funded by
Valley Toyota Dealers



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



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



Event Hospitality
  • 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

Hot Cocoa  | Funded 

Kettle Corn  |  Funded


Animal Encounters  |  4 available

Photography  |  1 available

Silent Auction  |  4 available

Souvenir Digital Photo   |  Funded

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. 

Win for Wildlife Auction

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.

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.

Head out for a wine weekend with a one-night stay at Bardessono Hotel & Spa. Start by a Luxe tasting for four (4) at Vintner’s Collective, with a customized flight of six (6) wines per person. Then enjoy a spa-like king suite with an oversized bathroom, gas fireplace and private courtyard or balcony.

This quilt is titled “Sunshine” in honor of the Zoo’s Masai giraffe Sunshine.  It celebrates all things Phoenix Zoo with sparkle in the sky in honor of ZooLights, a plane overhead and when you look closely you can see the detail of bamboo and animal patterned stitching. Pieced by Diana Jones Machine quilted by Sue Bruner.

Connect with the natural world as you explore the skies and mountains in Flagstaff.  Your group of four (4) can visit the Lowell Observatory to explore history and science then disconnect with a one-night stay in a yurt at Arizona Nordic Village complete with two (2) trail passes.

A one of a kind art canvas painting created by the Zoo’s own MacLeod the Komodo dragon as he played around on this canvas, in what the title describes the very day he completed this piece. Add to your collection of art as a great conversation starter and to have this special piece.

 All proceeds benefit the Phoenix Zoo. 

Win for Wildlife Raffle

Help support the Phoenix Zoo! You could be the lucky winner of one of these great prizes!

Raffle tickets are $20 per entry or six for $100. Bundles of six come in the following options: six entries for any one prize or two entries for each of the three prizes. No alternative mix and matching of entries are available. 

One winner for each item will be selected on Sunday, November 1, 2020 and contacted on Monday, November 2, 2020 via email and/or phone.  Winners need not be present to win. Raffle ticket purchase are not tax-deductible donations. All proceeds benefit the non-profit Phoenix Zoo.

Win for Wildlife Prizes

When you spend two luxurious nights at this Five Diamond rated Scottsdale resort, it is sure to be a great trip for the whole family! There is always something going on at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, join in the festivities or just enjoy a relaxing staycation.

  • Valid for a two-night stay in a standard Fairmont Room. All reservations are subject to availability.  All expenses not included here must be assumed by the recipient (i.e. incidental charges). Includes room, tax and resort fee. Blackout dates apply, including but not limited to holidays, special events & WMPO. Expires 11.30.2021, no extensions will be granted.


Generously donated by Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Get a three in one exclusive experience at the Zoo! This package includes three tours:

1.  Your group of six will get an exclusive tour behind the scenes of the Zoo led by the President and CEO, Norberto (Bert) Castro

  • (Limited to six (6) people. Must book at least three (3) weeks in advance and is subject to availability. Non-transferable. Expires 12.1.2021.)

2.    A group of four will assist the keepers in training the animals with behaviors such as targeting, free flight and medical procedures. Plus, one member of your group will get to help the keepers in a show on stage.

  • (Limited to four (4) people. Must book at least two (2) weeks in advance and is subject to availability. One adult must be present for every child under the age of 12. Non-transferable. Expires 12.1.2021.)

3.    You and three of your guests will meet two of the Zoo’s most famous residents Fernando the Linne’s two-toed sloth and Beaker the giant anteater. Your group will get to go into their exhibits and learn more about the animals directly from their keepers.

  • (Limited to four (4) people. Must book at least two (2) weeks in advance and is subject to availability. One adult must be present for every child under the age of 12. Non-transferable. Expires 12.1.2021.)

Generously donated by Arizona Center for Nature Conservation


Feel the wind in your hair as you get cruising on this set of cool, stylish bikes. Featuring boldly colored Pabst Blue Ribbon and classic Miller Lite designs, these trendy beach cruisers are perfect for your next two-wheeled adventure! Plus, you can ride with ease if you pack your Hero Kit, which includes anything you might need to fix your new bikes while on the go.

  • (Items must be picked up from the Phoenix Zoo, cannot be delivered. Items must be picked up by December 31, 2020.)

Generously donated by Crescent Crown Distributing


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.


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