UPDATED December 3, 2020:
Due to several conditions pressed upon the zoo from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Utica Zoo has made the difficult decision to cancel the remaining “Bright Nights at the Utica Zoo” dates, effective Thursday, December 3, 2020. Due to the increased local infection numbers, it is safest for the zoo to take all precautions possible for their animals, visitors, volunteers, and staff.
Despite the cancellation of Bright Nights, the Utica Zoo will remain open during the day from 10am-4pm, 7 days a week, closing only on Christmas Day. The Utica Zoo Gift Shop is also stocked with all of your holiday gift needs and a Utica Zoo membership is a gift that keeps on giving all year long!
All advance ticket purchasers will be contacted directly with more information.
Bright Nights at the Utica Zoo presented by Theresa Flemma and Jason Topi at BAIRD to benefit the Utica Zoo animals and the Greater Mohawk Valley.
As of 12/2/2020, we will have food trucks on the following dates:
Brake from the Grind: December 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19
Stathis Greek: December 13
Adults $8 Kids $5
Receive a one-time 50% discount on your purchase of tickets for those listed on your 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for any assistance. Ticket purchase link may be found HERE
- Bright Nights Entrance: Bright white lights archway and Snowmen to welcome you to Bright Nights!
- Gumdrop Candy Land Cottage
- Farming Elves
- Caroler’s Performance Stage/lighted Caroler’s
- Penguin Pond
- Peaceful Deer
- Mr & Mrs. Claus at the North Pole
- Construction Elves
- Jolly Snow Family
Thank you to Theresa Flemma and Jason Topi at BAIRD, I LOVE NEW YORK, First Source Federal Credit Union, Hummels/BME-Business Machines and Equipment, One Realty Partners, Empower Federal Credit Union, Adirondack Bank, MVP Healthcare, Mohawk Valley Wellness, Associated Medical Professionals, NBT Bank, Greater Utica Area McDonald’s, Lupini Construction, Caruso & McLean Investments, Dale and Eve Van de Wal, Carol Steele, and Bank of Utica for their support!
Coupons, discounts, day passes, and reciprocal membership benefits are not valid for Bright Nights dates.
Be part of the inaugural Bright Nights at the Utica Zoo by supporting the efforts of the Utica Zoo staff and Bright Nights Committee in creating this family-friendly program. Your business, organization, or family can have their name in front of our community members as a supporter of a quality of life asset taking place at the Utica Zoo. Contact email@example.com for more details or to secure your support spot today!
Santa Level: Exclusive to one sponsor $10,000 SOLD!!
All promotions, media, print & digital, will list Santa sponsor; two hospitality pavilions available during season (COVID19 restrictions apply and amenities included to be discussed); admission tickets (# to be determined w/donor); “Presents” sponsorship signage at the entrance
Rudolph Level: $7500
All promotions, print & digital will list Rudolph sponsor, one hospitality pavilion available during season (Covid19 restrictions apply); admission tickets (100 combination adult & children); Lights Exhibit Sponsorship signage
Frosty Level $5000
All website, print, & social media promotions will list Frosty sponsor, admission tickets (75 combination adult & children); program sponsor signage
Sugar Plums Level $2500
Plentiful social media and print promotion listing Sugar Plum sponsor, admission tickets (40 combination adult & children); Program sponsor signage
Jack Frost Level $1000
Admission tickets (20 combination adult & children); 2 memberships for employee/customer giveaway; program sponsor signage
Mistletoe Level $500
Admission tickets (6 combination adult & children); program sponsor signage
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to secure your support spot today!