Edmonton, the most northern city in North America with a population of over one million, is a world-renowned winter metropolis with the proud title of Festival City. Each December, Zoominescence, hosted by the Valley Zoo Development Society, stages a spectacular exhibition of artistic light installations within the unique setting of the Edmonton Valley Zoo. The festival’s vision is to celebrate light, artistry, imagination and the strong spirit of our community in the winter. Join us for an evening of light, animals, skating, hot chocolate and fun for the whole family!

We’re ready to light up the night and show you the Edmonton Valley Zoo’s sparkle as we bring back one of Edmonton’s favourite holiday festivals! Beginning Friday, November 26, Zoominescence is back, proudly sponsored by Epcor!

The Edmonton Valley Zoo has changed its hours for the holiday season. From November 26, 2020 until January 3, 2021, join us Thursdays through Sundays between 3:30-9:30 p.m. to see the zoo in a new light, with additional days on December 21, 22 and 23. Please note that the Epcor Zoominescence days/hours will be the ONLY time the zoo is open during this time period. The zoo will be closed Mondays-Wednesdays, as well as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

We will continue to follow current health and safety guidelines, including timed ticketing, the one-way path throughout the zoo, and required masks or face coverings in indoor areas. Tickets can be booked online at movelearnplay.edmonton.ca. The entire run of Epcor Zoominescence tickets are being released on November 1, so don’t hesitate! Please ensure you change the dates in the calendar view to access tickets beyond the regular two-week window.

We look forward to seeing you this holiday season at the Epcor’s Zoominescence at the Edmonton Valley Zoo!


Thursday thru Sunday 3:30pm – 9:30pm 

November 26th, 2020 – January 3, 2021