Electric Safari's 23rd Anniversary

Lights, Animals and Holiday Spirit!

Electric Safari is open for 22 nights!


December 6 - 8 and
December 13 - January 1, 2014*
(*Electric Safari is NOT open on Christmas Eve, 12/24)


5:30 to 8:30 p.m.*
(*last admission sold at 7:30 p.m.)

Celebrate 23 years of holiday cheer during Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Electric Safari! Over one million glittering lights and 40 animated light sculptures illuminate the Zoo and create dazzling memories for your family. Warming fires throughout the Zoo offer a reprieve from the chill, as do select indoor animal exhibits that remain open during the event. Top off this astounding display by gazing out at the city’s lights and watch all of Colorado Springs sparkle!



  • Interactive activities will be available in The Loft, and learn more about your favorite animals
    during special zookeeper talks each night.
  • Select animal exhibits are also open during the event, including the giraffe barn, Encounter Africa, Aquatics, Rocky Mountain Wild, Asian Highlands and Monkey Pavilion.
  • Be a Secret Santa to the Animals to receive discount admission - see details in the 'Tickets' section below.

Santa Zone

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why….Santa Claus is coming to town! 

DATES: Nightly, Dec. 6-8 & 13-23

TIME: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Safari Lodge in African Rift Valley

WHAT: Santa Zone features amazing lights, an opportunity to write a letter to Santa and a warming fire. Get into the holiday spirit while you await your turn to meet Kris Kringle!


Have a Party During Electric Safari!

Party with over a million lights!

Looking for a unique venue for your company holiday party this season? The Lodge at Moose Lake is available for private rental during Electric Safari! For details, please contact April Nance with Taste of the Wild, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s exclusive caterer, at 719-314-0970 or catering@cmzoo.org.



Zoo Only (no Sky Ride):

Adult $8.25
Child $5.25 (Ages 3 to 11)
Children 2 and under are free.

Combo Tickets (including Sky Ride):

Adult Combo $11.25
Child Combo $8.25 (Ages 3 to 11)
Children 2 and under are free.

Sky Ride Only (no Zoo experience included):

Adult Sky Ride $5
Child Sky Ride $4 (Ages 3 to 11)
Children 2 and under are free.

Sky Ride for Members*:

Adult $4
Child $3 (Ages 3 to 11)
Children 2 and under are free.

*Sorry, the Sky Ride Day Pass is not applicable to this event.

Be a Secret Santa to the Animals!

Bring a gift on their wish list below and receive $2 off an adult admission or $1 off a child admission. Each item donated is valid for one admission discount. Not valid with other discounts. We can only accept unopened cans/containers.

  • Pistachios - unsalted (8+ oz per person)
  • Sunflower seeds - unsalted (12+ oz per person)
  • Kellogg's cereal (Cracklin Oat Bran, Raisin Bran- 1 box per person)
  • General Mills Cereal (Cheerios -1 box per person)
  • Great Value Cereal (Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran -1 box per person)
  • Mixed Nuts - unsalted (12+ oz per person)
  • Caribeeners (3 per person)
  • Canned corn (low salt, 2 cans per person)
  • Canned green beans (low salt, 2 cans per person)
  • Peanut butter (28 oz jar per person)
  • Applesauce (28 oz per person)
  • Kool-aid (sugar free -2 boxes per person)
  • Towels/sheets/fleece blankets (natural colors)
  • Wooden dowels (1/2" diameter, pine or oak- two 4-ft sections per person)
  • Grapevine wreaths (2 per person)
  • Kongs
  • Dried fruit (dates, figs, apricots, cherries, craisins)
  • Spices
  • Honey
  • Perfume
  • Sugar-free jelly
  • Canned pumpkin (2 cans per person)
  • Sea weed
  • Dried chili peppers

Military Personnel

*Military discount is offered to all active-duty military, including National Guard and Reserves, and their immediate families, or retired military and their immediate families, any day of the year. A valid ID is required. Military receive $4.25 admission for any night of Electric Safari. Make it a Sky Ride Combo for only $3 more!

Group Tickets

Group tickets (minimum 15 people per group) are $1 off per person for Electric Safari Zoo-Only or Combo Sky Ride regular-priced tickets (no discounts apply for Sky Ride-only tickets).

Discounted group entry is available at the ticket window if the group arrives together and pays in a single transaction.



CMZoo Members

Our Members receive FREE, unlimited visits to Electric Safari!

Be sure to have your membership card and photo ID for check in. You will not be able to purchase or renew a membership at Electric Safari - please join or renew online and print out a copy of your order and bring with you to check in as a current member.

*Who can attend Electric Safari for free? Anyone who is listed on a current membership can attend Electric Safari. For an Individual Plus membership, the primary card holder and his/her guest is included; for a Family or Grandparent membership, the one or two primary adults and any children listed on the card are included; for Family Plus and higher, any "Plus" people are included (x1 for Family Plus and Contributing, x2 for Conservator and higher). Third Adults can also attend if they are listed on the membership. Guest passes are accepted but they must be presented at the front gate for admission. If you have questions, you may call 719-633-9925 x130 or email membership@cmzoo.org.



If you would like to be a sponsor of Electric Safari, please call Jenny Hillard 719-633-9925, ext.114, or
e-mail jhillard@cmzoo.org.

More Info

Call 719-633-9925, ext. 0 or email info@cmzoo.org

Thank you to the following companies for their support of Electric Safari!

Visit Colorado Spring's Liberty Toyota's Website    Visit Macy's Website


Visit US Bank's Website

Visit Memorial Hosiptal for Children's Website Visit Memorial Hosiptal, University of Colorado Health's Website

Visit Pikes Peak Parent's website