Tickets must be purchased online. Spaces are limited!

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ElectriCritters celebrates over 28 years at the Pueblo Zoo!

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without a visit to ElectriCritters presented by Black Hills Energy! See thousands of lights and over a hundred imaginative designs as you walk through the winter wonderland at the Pueblo Zoo. Warm up with a cup of cocoa (and a cookie) at our Candy Cane Cafe and enjoy a memorable experience with the whole family!


Select Nights November 27 - December 27
5:00pm-9:00pm each scheduled night
(Last entry time-slot 8:00-8:30pm)

See below for General Admission,

Discount Days, Member Mondays,

and Sensory Night ticket options.


150 magical creations with 250,000 dancing lights

Hot Chocolate and treats at the Candy Cane Cafe

Holiday shopping at Pueblo Zoo’s Gift Shop

Scavenger Hunt - Download it HERE

Letters to Santa drop-off location

Sensory-Friendly Night, December 2nd


Non-Member Adult (age 18+) $12

Non-Member Child (3-17) $10


Member Adult (age 18+) $10

Member Child (3-17) $8


Children 2 and under FREE (but need a ticket for timed capacity)


No senior or military pricing/discounts on ElectriCritters tickets.


Timed Tickets

To safely manage capacity, timed tickets are required. When you purchase your tickets online,

you will select an entry time slot (time slots are on the hour or half hour). Due to COVID-19

capacity restrictions, failure to arrive during your window may result in forfeiting your slot.

There are a limited number of tickets available for each time slot, so purchase yours early!

General Admission Nights:

Friday, November 27

Saturday, November 28

Friday, December 4, 11, 18

Saturday, December 5, 12, 19, 26

NEW! Member Mondays:

$2 off all pricing tiers
For Zoo Members Only!

Monday, December 7, 14, 21, and 28

NEW! Discount Nights:

$2 off all pricing tiers!
Sunday, November 29
Sunday, December 6, 13, 20, 27

Monday, December 14, 21, and 28
Tuesday, December 22
Wednesday, December 23
Thursday, December 24

NEW! Sensory-Friendly Night:
Wednesday, December 2

In partnership with Shandy Clinic, Pueblo Zoo invites families seeking an evening out at Electricritters that offers softer music, less blinking lights, and fellow visitors comprised of our sensory supportive community members. We hope to provide a welcoming and comfortable setting for you and your family!


COVID-19 Safety precautions

Due to the increasing COVID numbers across Colorado, Pueblo County has been moved to the  Level Red: Severe Risk level on the COVID-19 dial. ElectriCritters is permitted as an outdoor, unseated event with a 75 person capacity at any one time attended only with members of one household and 6 feet spacing between groups.  Timed ticketing will be used to limit capacity and control crowd size. The Candy Cane Cafe and Gift Shop will be open with reduced touchpoints, increased PPE, and regulated entry and exit. 


We count on the public to do their part by wearing masks, staying within their household grouping of 10 people or less, and being patient and respectful with the adaptations we have had to make. 


For more information on the zoo and what we’re doing to keep you safe, please visit our COVID page.

What’s new this year?

  • In compliance with health and safety restrictions, there will be timed tickets with limited capacity.

  • Candy Cane Cafe will take orders outside. 

  • The event entrance will be at Mandari and the exit will be at the main gate to allow for one-way flow. 

  • The EcoCenter and Islands of Life buildings will be closed to the public.  

  • You can now purchase tickets for Member Mondays or Discount Nights!


How do I get my tickets?

  • All tickets are purchased online. Visit to purchase yours. Ticketing is timed, so please be aware of the slot you choose. Showing up late may result in forfeiture of tickets as admission is being controlled following health and safety guidelines. 

  • Members must sign in to receive discounted tickets. 


May I bring a guest to Member Mondays?

Only the named members on your membership are able to attend Member Mondays. If you would like to include additional family or friends, please select a different date for your visit. 


 My membership allows me to purchase additional adults, can I do this?

  • This is a flaw in the design of our ticketing system. As a small non-profit we use the tools we are able to afford. 

  • Please do not purchase additional tickets beyond what is covered by your membership, even if the system is allowing you to do so. Timed ticketing is in place as an effort to maintain health and safety guidelines, one of which is having a record of participants should the Health Dept. need to contact trace a COVID case to our event. 

  • Member discounts on tickets are applicable only for the members themselves. 

  • We will be checking memberships at the gate with tickets, so any additional tickets purchased will not be valid if the additional adults do not have a membership. 


Do I have to wear a mask?

  • Yes! As part of our health and safety guidelines, all guests ages 3 and up must wear a face mask. 

  • Guests must follow all health and safety guidelines posted on grounds and communicated by staff. Thank you for doing your part to keep each other safe! 


How will I know if my purchase went through?

You will receive a receipt via email with tickets attached. If you did not receive this, please contact us at


Photo use policy

By purchasing a ticket, you agree to Pueblo Zoo using your likeness on Pueblo Zoo's website or promotional postings, including social media, advertising and event calendars. 

Event Entrance & Exit

To allow for social distancing at entry and exit, please enter at the Mandari entrance off of the main parking lot and exit from the main gate


Event Safety

For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the animals, all COVID-19 policies will be in place, including a mask requirement for all guests age 3+. To learn more, go to


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