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Bright Nights at the Utica Zoo- CANCELLED

We are ABSOLUTELY THRILLED to announce Bright Nights at the Utica Zoo presented by BAIRD, Thursday through Sunday evenings beginning Friday, November 27th through January 3rd from 5p-8p.

Not only will this be a wonderful way for families to enjoy the magic and wonder of the holiday season through a variety of light and decor displays, but will also be a celebration of our communities' diverse holiday traditions!

We will have music, carolers, food trucks, hot drinks, a nightly reading of "T'was the Night Before Christmas", everyone's favorite jolly man in the red suit, and much more! Stay tuned for lots more information to be added in the coming weeks! Information also available at

Admission Cost:
Adults $8 Kids $5

Members get a one-time 50% discount on their purchase of tickets for those listed on their membership. It is good for multiple dates if purchased during one transaction. The discount code is your membership number found on your member's card. Contact for any assistance. Ticket purchase link may be found above or at

Masks and social distancing will be required, as well as a 500-person at a time capacity to adhere to all NYS COVID-19 mandates.