• Candlelight Open Air: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics

Candlelight Open Air: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics

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Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Phoenix. Get your tickets now to discover a mix of Halloween music from classical to modern pieces at the Phoenix Zoo under the gentle glow of candlelight.

General Info
📍 Venue: The Phoenix Zoo
📅 Dates and times: October 14 and 21 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
⏳ Duration: 60 minutes (doors open 30 mins prior to the start time and late entry is not permitted)
👤 Age requirement: all guests must be 8 years old or older. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
♿ Accessibility: this venue is ADA compliant
❓ View the FAQs for this event here
✅ Safety measures will be in place throughout the experience. See your ticket for more details
🪑 Seating is assigned on a first come first served basis in each zone
🕯️ If you would like to book a private concert, please click here

Tentative Program

  • Thriller - Michael Jackson
  • Funeral March of a Marionette - Charles Gounod
  • String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor (Dresden Quartet), Op. 110 - Dmitri Shostakovich
    • II. Allegro Molto
  • Tubular Bells (Theme from The Exorcist) - Mike Oldfield
  • Stranger Things (Theme) - S U R V I V E
  • Beetlejuice (Theme) - Danny Elfman
  • The Addams Family (Theme) - Vic Mizzy
  • Halloween (Theme) - John Carpenter
  • Psycho (Prelude) - Bernard Herrmann
  • Ghostbusters (Theme) - Ray Parker Jr.
  • Danse Macabre - Camille Saint-Saëns
  • Night on Bald Mountain - Modest Mussorgsky
  • Der Erlkönig - Franz Schubert
  • This Is Halloween from The Nightmare Before Christmas - Danny Elfman
  • Time Warp from The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Richard O’Brien and Richard Hartley
  • In the Hall of the Mountain King - Edvard Grieg


  • Listeso String Quartet

User reviews

based on 171 reviews
  • Such a fun thing to do for Halloween! The performers were very talented and made the evening fun. I really appreciated the social distancing efforts.
  • My girlfriend and I enjoyed it very much and we really liked that the musicians told us the history of the songs they were playing.
  • We loved the Halloween music! Even my 14 yr old daughter was enjoying herself. I can't wait to see the Nutcracker show next month. One show turned me into a fan for life! ❤️
  • The setting was fantastic. The quartet was absolutely amazing. We greatly enjoyed the show!
  • Excellent musicians. Excellent health care policies. Very good job.
  • Fantastic concert! The string quartet was wonderful and the selection of spooky-themed music was perfect to get us in the Halloween mood. We booked a second concert while waiting for the first and we can't wait to go again!
  • Excellent the music was amazing and the evening was great
  • This was my first time attending an event like this. It was pretty amazing! My boyfriend and I had enjoyed it and we look forward to the Christmas event as well!
  • Simple lovely evening, nice ambiance, could see and hear great even in the farther zone! Would definitely recommend.
  • Absolutely lovely and so spooky
  • Loved every minute of it. So glad we went
  • show was amazing really enjoyed it lovely experience
  • Wonderfully done, performance was great. would do it again!
  • amazing performance in a romantic and intimate setting

Select date and session

14 Oct
21 Oct
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
Zone C for $28.00
Zone C with Souvenir Seat Cushion for $38.00
Zone B for $40.00
Zone B with Souvenir Seat Cushion for $50.00
Zone A for $55.00
Zone A with Souvenir Seat Cushion for $65.00