Denver Zoo adds "Santa and Mrs. Claus’s Workshop"​ as the exciting new feature for 2018 Zoo Lights


It was an honor for me personally and for the team at Launchmode Design Co. to have participated in concept design for Denver Zoo's new feature "Santa and Mrs. Claus Workshop" for their annual Holiday attraction Zoo Lights. Together with Denver Zoo's internal design team, we designed the signages and the concepts for the overall guest experiences, including exterior design and interior show set - featuring private showing of story time with Mrs. Claus while enjoying hot chocolate and S'mores with Santa.

From Denver Zoo's community stories posted on November 8th, 2018

From Denver Zoo's community stories posted on November 8th, 2018


Zoo Lights presented by Your Hometown Toyota Stores is back for its 28th year and brighter than ever with more than 2 million LED lights spread over 70 acres, and a dash of Santa’s magic. Make beautiful holiday memories with a visit to Zoo Lights from November 30 through January 6, and enjoy some of the bigger, brighter experiences we’ve created for this year:

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 4D:

Kids of all ages will love Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 4D in our brand new 4D Theater located near Toyota Elephant Passage. Watch with 3D glasses to see if a handful of prehistoric misfits can really save the holiday, while you feel in-theater special effects. This 4D movie experience requires a separate ticket purchase available at the 4D Theater ticket kiosk.

Festival of Lanterns:

An eye-popping kaleidoscope of Asian-themed lanterns and light sculptures will adorn Toyota Elephant Passage’s pagodas, bridges and pathways, and the exhibit’s main plaza will transform into a Vietnamese-inspired Holiday Market, where guests can buy beautiful gifts and yummy holiday treats.

Santa and Mrs. Claus Workshop Show:

No visit to Zoo Lights is complete without a visit to Santa and Mrs. Claus. This year Mrs. Claus will take the spotlight as she spins a captivating magical tale that brings the holiday season to life, while you get cozy with s’mores or a signature drink like a Mrs. Claus Cookie-Cream Dream.


Click here to buy your Zoo Lights tickets now and choose your preferred day, time and experience enhancements. Attendance is capped each night to maximize your experience and tickets will sell out fast, so don’t wait!

Congratulations to Denver Zoo and everyone involved making this attraction a success bringing joy to the visitors this Holiday. We can't wait to visit!

Eugenia Chen