Western at Zoolights

Header image for the Western Night at Zoolights showcasing a photo of the lights at Zoolights.

You are invited with your family and friends to enjoy the glittering holiday magic of Zoolights. Enjoy a light buffet dinner in our private room, a complimentary glass of beer or wine, and a self-guided tour during this sparkling holiday tradition. And because the only chills we want you to experience are from the thrill of the lights, we will be serving "bottomless" hot chocolate throughout the evening.

Various photos showing people enjoying Port Defiance Zoo Zoolights.

Want a holiday weekend away? The Hotel Murano is offering a special deal just for us. With the Museum of Glass, Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Museum of Art, LeMay—America’s Car Museum, and the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, there is so much for you and your family to enjoy!

Photo of Sue Bakse


I’m Susan Bakse, and I’m the Program Director for this event. Feel free to call me at (360) 650-3353 or via email at sue.bakse@wwu.edu if you have any questions or comments. WWU is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation, please contact me.


Saturday, December 2
5:00 – 9 p.m.

Adults (ages 21-64)
WWU Alumni Association Members: $25/person
non-members: $30/person

Seniors (ages 65+)
Association Members: $18/person
non-members: $22/person

Young adults (ages 13-20): $15/person
Youth (ages 5-12): $10/person
Tots (ages 3-4): $5/person

Ages two and under: Free

Ticket price includes zoo admission and buffet-style dinner.

Port Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
5400 N. Pearl Street
Tacoma, WA 98407