California Zoos


FRESNO Chaffee Zoo Lights IllumiNature

November 18, 2022-January 22, 2023, 5-9 p.m.

Fresno Chaffee Zoo
894 West Belmont Avenue
Fresno, California 93728
$22, $18 child,

IllumiNature, a ZooLights experience November 18-23, 25-27, 2022; December 1-4, 8-11, 14-23, 26-30, 2022; and  January 5-8, 13-15, 21-22, 2023

Get away from the traffic and spend a quiet evening at the Zoo with your family. Go for a stroll through brilliantly lit pathways, take a photo with Santa before Christmas, and enjoy live entertainment.

The entire Zoo is transformed into a holiday wonderland, fully decorated with handmade Chinese lantern displays illuminated throughout the Zoo - many designed in various animal shapes and sizes. Guests will enjoy other specially themed areas including nature, Christmas, and Lunar New Year PLUS delicious holiday-inspired food and drinks, live entertainment, and photos with Santa on select nights.

In 2022-2023, the Fresno-Chaffee Zoo has staff and volunteers have really put together an all star event with entertainment and special meet & greets. It's subject to change but here's their posted line up that they're planning to provide for guests during their special night-time holiday event. Dazzling!

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.


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