by Jill P


ZooLights will return to Binder Park Zoo on December 15-23, every evening from 5pm-8:30 pm! Bundle up with your loved ones and enjoy a merry stroll through the Zoo amidst a brilliant, festive display.  Zoo lovers of all ages can share holiday cheer with some of our cold weather loving zoo animals on exhibit and two very special, honored guests…Mr. and Mrs. Claus! Enjoy complimentary carousel rides as snow flies, boogie down to holiday tunes at the popular DJ Dance Party, and express good tidings with some jolly arts & crafts as Binder Park Zoo is transformed into a luminous winter wonderland!



Zoo staff will be on hand to personally introduce the Mexican gray wolves, red panda, black bears, and snow leopard, as well as all of our reptilian and amphibian friends in the Binda Conservation Discovery Center. Don’t miss this special opportunity to see some of your favorite zoo residents in a more intimate setting.

If you’ve been naughty this year, now is your chance to make the nice list during a special Dinner with Santa. Indulge in a delicious holiday dinner and take advantage of the chance to share your holiday wishes with Santa. Melissa’s Images will be on hand to snap your photo with Santa, too.


  • Admission to ZooLights is $5 for Binder Park Zoo Members, $6 for Non-Members.
  • Dinner with Santa will be from 4:30pm-6:30pm, December 15-17 and 22-23. $15 per child, $20 per adult, and includes admission to the ZooLights spectacle. Children under the age of two enter and dine for free!
  • Photos with Santa professionally taken by Melissa’s Images – $5 per 5×7.


*Photos courtesy of Binder Park Zoo








By | 2017-11-30T09:32:39+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Categories: Around Kalamazoo|Comments Off on ZooLights Returns to Binder Park Zoo

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Jill is a mom of a busy 8 year old son. was started in 2013 to showcase all of the great things to do in and around Kalamazoo. When not working the website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.