Zoo Events

Winter Wonderland with the Festival of Illumination Drive Thru

 Wed-Sun: 4:30pm-9:00pm
Nov 26, 2021 to Jan 2, 2022

Learn More About Winter Wonderland with the Festival of Illumination

Please note that zoo grounds are not currently open for daytime zoo visits. Our 2022 zoo season will begin in April 2022.

Fall/Winter 2021

November 26 – January 2: Drive Thru with Winter Wonderland


We have partnered with the award-winning Zigong Lantern Group, working together over the past two years to create this amazing event, and are thrilled to offer our guests a premium, one of a kind Chinese Lantern Experience!

Guests will travel the globe through the incredible artistry of handcrafted Chinese Lanterns and be immersed in the magical world of imagination and illumination. This event features three-dimensional lanterns hand crafted for Southwick’s Zoo as well as specialty foods, entertainment, and more.

Starting November 26th, The Festival of Illumination will combine with our annual Winter Wonderland event and will transition into a drive thru experience. Click here to learn more about Winter Wonderland featuring the Festival of Illumination.

Buy Tickets for Nov 26 – Jan 2

*Festival of Illumination requires it’s own event specific ticket. Zoo tickets, Value Passes, EARTH Memberships, etc. cannot be used for or applied to the admission of Festival of Illumination.

Winter Wonderland with the Festival of Illumination Frequently Asked Questions