Gear up for an incredible night in support of the non-profit Phoenix Zoo!
Sunday, November 6, 2022 |  5 – 10:30 p.m.*

Timed-entry reservations are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Must be purchased in advance.
*1 – 2 hour estimated experience

Wildlights for Wildlife is a charity drive – literally!

Buckle up for a ”wild” night at the non-profit Phoenix Zoo!

From the comfort of your vehicle, experience a fantastic four-wheeled adventure featuring some of the Valley’s best food trucks, live animal encounters, entertainment and a drive-thru exclusive preview of our all-new ZooLights.

 Indulge in kettle corn and hot cocoa as you journey through the jungle to experience millions of sparkling lights and dazzling displays.

Gather your family, friends, clients or colleagues for an all-ages evening to support 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.

"Zoo & You" 50/50 Raffle

$20 per ticket or six for $100

Half of the money raised goes to the non-profit Phoenix Zoo and the other half goes to the winner… which might be you!

One winner will be selected during Wildlights for Wildlife on Sunday, November 6, 2022. All proceeds benefit the non-profit Phoenix Zoo. Raffle ticket purchases are not tax-deductible. 

Vehicle Drive-Thru Reservations

On sale to Phoenix Zoo Members: June 8. 

On sale to the general public: June 12.

Drive-thru reservations are $1,000 per vehicle. 

Dinner & Dessert

Coming Soon!

Enjoy a night out for you and your guests at one of the Valley’s most unique experiences.

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


To purchase drive-thru reservations as well as underwriting opportunities and sponsorships,
please contact a Zoo representative directly:

Valerie Burgad
Sponsorship Manager

Shannon Kinsman
Manager, Donor Relations


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



Availability: Funded



Availability: Several

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



Availability: Several

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



Availability: Several

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.


Hot Cocoa  | 1 available

Recognition on hot cocoa signage and commemorative mug


Food Trucks |  6 available 

Entertainment  |  3 available

Rentals |  2 available

Santa and Mrs. Claus Meet & Greet | FUNDED

Kettle Corn  |  1 available


Animal Encounters  | 2 available

Souvenir Digital Photo | FUNDED


$500 – $10,000

Your underwriting contribution allows the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/ Phoenix Zoo to rebuild our operation funds for animal care and conservation initiatives. 

Thank you to our sponsors