Point Defiance Zoolights Giveaway – 2 Families will win a Family Four Pack of Tickets!

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The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is offering up a fun giveaway right now for Thrifty NW Mom readers!  They are giving away 2 family four pack of tickets to go see Zoolights at Pt Defiance Zoo.  Last year we had the opportunity to check out the Pt Defiance Zoolights for the first time & it was such a fun holiday experience that we’re looking forward to heading there again this year.

If you’ve never been to Zoolights, they are in their 25th year this year & feature half a million LED lights all around the zoo. There will be a new display this year, too, with a 100 foot Giant Pacific Octopus sitting on top of the North Pacific Aquarium.

For discount tickets to Zoolights,  you can either go to the zoo website – www.pdza.org to buy them for $7.25/ea online or you can buy your discounted Zoolights tickets for $7.25/ea at Fred Meyer stores. If you wait to buy them at the gate, then they will be $8.50/person. {Children under 2 are free} If you are a Zoo member, you will pay only $4.25/person (just one of the many advantages to zoo membership!)

Zoolights is running from now through January 1st, 2013, during the hours of 5pm – 9pm each night (closed on December 24th only). If you head there on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening, you can watch the Scuba-diving Santa swim with the sharks (except on December 25th and January 1st). There will also be camel and carousel rides, too.

New Zoom Challenge Course:

Not only does the Point Defiance Zoo have Zoolights going on right now, but they have also opened up two new zipline / challenge courses, for both kids and adults. They are offering a Super Kid course for kids ages 5 & up & a Discovery course for kids 8 & up & adults of all ages. The courses include climbing walls, nets to climb thru or crawl over, wiggly steps suspended by ropes, and other challenges as well.


  • Super Kid course – $19.95 / person *
  • Discovery Course – $29.95/ person *

*This cost is in addition to the price of Zoo admission or Zoolight admission


  • Fridays – 5 – 8pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays – Open 11-4pm & 5 – 8pm

Giveaway – 2 Readers Win a Family Four Pack of Tickets

The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is offering 2 sets of family packs (set of 4 tickets) to 2 Thrifty NW Mom readers to win for this giveaway. You will be able to use these tickets at the zoo through January 1st, 2013, so make sure you can attend Zoolights during that time if you sign up for the giveaway!

This giveaway will end on Sunday December 23rd at 9pm pst.

The winners will be drawn using “And the Winner Is” plugin and announced on the blog.  I will also email the winners. The winners will have 24 hours to contact me, otherwise a new winner will be drawn. US residents only & you must be 18 yrs or older to enter the giveaway. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook in any way.

Here’s how to enter this giveaway::

1st Entry (required entry): Leave a comment – as simple as that!

Extra Entries : (make sure these are all separate comments, with a comment for each entry)

2) Subscribe to the Thrifty NW Mom feed via a reader of your choice or email (must be verified)

3) Leave a comment here saying you “like” the  Point Defiance Zoo  Facebook page.

Disclosure: The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is offering a family 4 pack of tickets for 2 Thrifty NW Mom readers randomly chosen during the giveaway. No compensation was given.  All opinions are 100% mine. See our disclosure policy  for more details.


  1. Love Thrifty NW Mom! And LOVE Zoolights. With 5 kids it gets a little expensive. It would be awesome to win!!

  2. I would LOVE this! My family has been going to zoo lights as a Christmas tradition since I was a kid, hopefully going again this year! I would love to win :)

  3. My boys, ages 8, 5 and 2 would love this! We have never been, but have always heard how wonderful it is!

  4. I would love to take my family who has never been to Zoolights before. This is the first Christmas will are able to share with them<3

  5. I have lived in the NW for 14 years and have only been to this Zoo twice. I would love to take my 7 year old to the ZooLights!

  6. My family would LOVE to attend Zoolights! My hubs will be headed out for a tour of duty shortly after Christmas so this would be a great family event! We are very grateful that he is even stateside for the holidays though :)

  7. I know my boys would love to see the Zoolights! I lost my job in November so this is impossible for us normally. Thanks for the opportunity ThriftyNWMom!

  8. We love the zoo, but have never been to zoolights, that would be fun especially since my boys love lights right now :) ..

  9. I would love to take my family to ZooLights! My two girls, Camila and Lola love the Zoo but we have never been to ZooLights! My little man Joaquin is loving all the Christmas tree lights! Having a chance to take them to ZooLights would be amazing! Thank you!

  10. Can you believe with three kids and 22 years living in the NW we have yet to experience Zoolights! My family would love this!

  11. We wanted to do Zoo Lights this year, but it didn’t fit the budget. A win here would make it the best of both worlds!

  12. i would love to this. My family of 6 want to go if we only had to pay for two that would be great.

  13. I want to see Zoo Lights with my beautiful man before our baby boy arrives!! :)

    (Lost my job or I’d just buy them..)

  14. We love zoo lights. We are military and currently in the process of moving back to WA. We will be in everette in 6 days..:). We would love to take our kids back to zoo lights

  15. This would be great to take my brother and his family to, now that they are visiting from California.

  16. My family would love to win tickets! My youngest was a baby last time we went and his two big sisters were so young, they don’t remember ever going. It would be a really fun family outing!

  17. I managed to get out to see Zoolights at Point Defiance a couple years ago, and have been wanting to do it again ever since! :)

  18. We have never been to see the zoo lights before but I have three boys that are sure to love it! Thanks for the chance to win tickets!

  19. I have never been to Point Defiance Zoo, and have been thinking of going this year to see the lights. thank you!!

  20. I would love to be able to treat all of my Grandchildren to an evening at Zoo lights. It would be a wonderful family evening out for the children to spend time with cousins,as well as well deserved Gramma time.

  21. What a Great Giveaway!! We would love to win these tickets to take our kids. They have never been to a light show like this. Thank you for the chance to win!

  22. I love this blog and te zoo and its been too pricey to take the kids the last few years– I really wanna win!!!!

  23. This will be our 6th year of Zoo Lights! I can’t imagine a better tradition for South Sound families! :)

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