This adult-only evening features
  • Local musicians set the mood, and you’ll be dancing until 8:30 p.m.
  • Indoor sampling areas featuring beer, wine, spirits, coffee and delicious eats from local restaurants (while supplies last).
  • Warming fires throughout offer reprieve from the chill, as do select indoor animal exhibits open during the event.
  • Top off this astounding experience by gazing at the city’s lights, watching all of Colorado Springs sparkle.
  • New this year: Larger-than-life illuminated inflatable animals!

Our generous restaurant and beverage partners donate their product samples for this important Zoo fundraiser.

Highlights of Electric Moonlight

Admission Includes:

– All-inclusive food sampling from regional restaurants beginning at 5:30 p.m., while supplies last.
– Over 60 outdoor light displays and many animal exhibits.
– Complimentary souvenir sampling cup and spork.
– All-inclusive beverage sampling from regional breweries, wineries and distilleries.
– Soft drinks and coffee will be available.
– Live music throughout the Zoo.
(Last admission at 7:30 p.m.; event closes at 8:30 p.m.
Advance timed tickets are required; no walk-up tickets available.)


Sample beer, wine and liquor from regional companies.
3 Hundred Days Distilling – 12 Flavors/Styles of Moonshine
Cheers Liquor – Wine
Chuy’s Tex-Mex – House Margaritas
D’Vine Wine Manitou Springs – Dry and Sweet Wine
Downslope Distilling – Whiskey, Rum, Gin, Vodka & Agave Spirits
Dry Dock Brewing Co – Drift Awhile IPA, Vanilla Porter, Apricot Blonde
Evergood Elixirs – Heart Warmer Mulled Cranberry Lemon Wine
Goat Patch Brewing Company – Beer
Kangaroo Coffee – Coffee
Lee Spirits Company – Lemonade Canned Cocktails, Peppermint Schnapps
Nano 1087 Brewing Company – Beer
Parry’s Sliceria & Taps – Margaritas, Beer
Rock Bottom – Beer
Smiling Toad Brewery – Beer
Tucanos Brazilian Grill – Brazilian Lemonade


Savor food from some of your local favorites.
Chuy’s Tex-Mex – Chips and Salsa
Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub and Restaurant – Irish Lamb Stew
Sasquatch Cookies – Cookies
Scratch Mobile Kitchen – Pork Belly Bite Sized Sandwich
Stellina Pizza Cafe – House-made Pasta, Vegetarian options available
Texas T Bone & Famous Dave’s – Smoked Pork Sliders
The Cheese Haus – Cubed Cheese, Summer Sausages
The Sugarplum Cake Shoppe – Mini Cupcakes
Tucanos Brazilian Grill – Sugar Glazed Pineapple, Garlic Beef, Beef Brisket


Encounter regional bands for your listening pleasure!
Full listings available closer to the event.

FAQs & Details

– Electric Moonlight will take place, rain, snow or shine.
– All food/drink/music stations are indoors, guests will want to bundle up to walk from area to area and enjoy the holiday lights.
– No refunds available after two weeks before the event for any reason.
– Dress for a fun night of food, drinks and dancing, but remember you will be walking up and down hills at the Zoo!
– Please remember to print or screenshot your e-ticket for admission to Electric Moonlight.
– ID showing age 21+ is required for admission (NO EXCEPTIONS).
– Please drink responsibly and plan for a designated driver.
– Please carpool – it’s good for the environment.

*75¢ of each ticket is allocated to Quarters for Conservation (Q4C), an exciting initiative to greatly enhance our wildlife conservation work. Through the collection of quarters, we provide funding for new and existing wildlife conservation projects, opportunities to engage our staff and community in the effort, and significantly expand our contribution to wildlife conservation in our region and around the globe.

Vendors & Sponsors

To be a sponsor for this event, please contact Jenny Koch at 719-424-7814, or [email protected]
To be a vendor at this event, please contact 719-424-7847, or [email protected]
Want to book this gig? contact 719-424-7847, or [email protected]

All event proceeds benefit the care of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s animals, and all food and drink samples are donated by the event vendors.