A Zoolights Holiday Experience

Tacoma is a wonderful - and affordable - fall and winter getaway, where the Holiday spirit is alive and well, and family and friends can gather for some holiday magic.
With Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium as the focal point, there are opportunities for connection around every corner. 

Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Nov. 26, 2021 through Jan 2, 2022, Zoolights turns Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium into a winter wonderland, where families and couples can sip hot chocolate or cider as they wander through the displays of 700,000+ lights. If you think you love the zoo during the day, you should see it at night, with (outdoor) halls fully decked. 

Other Attractions

Round out your holiday visit! There's a whole city full of nearby attractions and activities for couples and families to keep the magic going.

CHI Franciscan Ice Skating Rink

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Fantasy Lights in Spanaway

Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park is the largest holiday drive-through display in the… // More

Tacoma Museum District

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The hardest part of getting together is saying goodbye at the end of the evening. So...don't.
Hotels throughout Tacoma are just a few minutes away, and offering winter wonderful deals on stays, and some have extra Holiday-themed check-in gifts waiting for your arrival. 
Hotel Murano

Book two nights, get a third night free! // More

Courtyard Tacoma Downtown

Upscale hotel just steps from the museums, popular restaurants and the University of… // More

Marriott Tacoma Downtown

Views of Mount Rainier and the waterfront, and 22 stories of style, comfort, and modern… // More

Silver Cloud Inn Tacoma - Waterfront

Right on Tacoma's Downtown Waterfront, with water views from every room, from $149 a night. // More

Silver Cloud Hotel Tacoma at Point Ruston Waterfront

A special Reindeer Games Holiday Package with waterfront guestroom + hand-dipped… // More

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Downtown Tacoma

Just minutes from the Ruston Way Waterfront, the Tacoma Dome, and the Theater District, with… // More

25 Free Things to Do in Tacoma and Pierce County

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