Celebrating 50 Years of Adventure
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Wonderfully Wild. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Wonderfully Wild.

Signature Events


November 26 to December 28
Select nights, 6pm-9pm

Over a million twinkling lights dazzle as guests enjoy holiday festivities, food, drink, arts and crafts, animal encounters, live entertainment, Santa Claus and more. Light up your holiday!

Golden Anniversary Gala

March 7, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Celebrate our 50th year at our Golden Anniversary Gala, an elegant event complete with animal encounters, live auctions, dinner and entertainment. This is a must-attend, high-visibility event!

Palm Desert Brew at the Zoo

April 4, 6pm-9:30pm

The wildest beer, wine and food event in the Coachella Valley and features unlimited samples of beer and wine, food trucks, live entertainment and animal encounters.