JAM Jingle Cruise - Joint Association Holiday Mixer

When:  Dec 21, 2021 from 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Seattle Chapter

Register Here
Get Ready to Roar at this Year's JAM!

From the wilds of the Woodland Park Zoo, join your fellow industry friends and colleagues for the event prof party of the season! Buy your ticket today to board the ‘Jingle Cruise’ as we float away from our problems of the past few years and into things that are much easier to understand – like piranha infested waters, raging gorillas, and herds of hungry hyenas. 

Your wild night will begin with access to the zoo starting at 4pm where you and your cruise mates can check out the Wild Lanterns display. From there, join us at 6pm in the Woodland Park Zoo’s freshly renovated event space, the Grove for amazing food and beverages from the Zoo’s catering team. 


Come dressed in your best jungle chic and get ready to party with the wild things!
Whether you’re a member of an event association or not, all event professionals are invited to join. 
Registration is open to all event profs through NACE, ILEA, WIPA and MPI.


  • The event is partially outdoors, so dress for the weather if you plan to see the sights and the lights of the zoo.
  • TICKET You will receive a PDF of your entrance ticket for this event 48 hours prior. You will not be able to enter the zoo without this ticket.
  • WILDLANTERNS displays and programming will be accessible from 4:00pm-9:00pm. Gates close at 8:30pm and all guests must depart by 9pm. 
  • **Vaccine Verification Required (ages 12+) - All WildLanterns guests (ages 12+) are required to show vaccine verification or negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to your scheduled visit.
  • Accepted forms of verification are: 
    • CDC COVID-19 vaccination record card or photo of card 
    • printed certificate or QR code from MyIRMobile.co
    • other official immunization records from within or outside the United States, including from your healthcare provider. 
    • A photo or photocopy of this card is also acceptable. 
  • MASKS are required at WildLanterns both indoors and outdoors (ages 5+)
  • ENTRANCE West Gate (5500 Phinney Ave N). OR South Gate (750 N. 50th Street)
  • PARKING Parking during WildLanterns is $5 per vehicle. Download the PayByPhone app to make an easy, no-touch payment or pay at any of the pay kiosks in the lot.
  • VENUE 1899 Grove. Closest parking lot to your venue is West Gate. You must enter from the West Gate for this event.

*Fully vaccinated is defined as receiving a final vaccination dose at least two weeks prior to your evening of event entry. Details at zoo.org/wildlanterns

There's a discounted room rate waiting for you!

Graduate Seattle
4507 Brooklyn Avenue NE

Seattle, WA 98105

Reservations are to be made by each individual calling the hotel directly at 206.634.2000 between the hours of 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday or emailing requests to smujan@graduateseattle.com  To guarantee rate and room type, please ensure the name of the group, arrival date, and any other information needed is given at the time of reservation.

A group rate of $89.00 is valid for 3 days pre/post contracted dates based on hotel availability. Your Group Names is: JAM

Guests have until 12/05/2021 to make reservations for this group, based on hotel availability. The JAM group has been set up for online bookings as well. Please visit the following link JAM

About Woodland Park Zoo
Founded in 1899, Woodland Park Zoo has sparked delight, discovery and unforgettable memories for generations of Northwest families. People who experience the wonders of the natural world are inspired to protect it. That's why every year we lead more than 1 million people on a journey that inspires a lifelong love of animals, makes science come alive, and gives people the tools to take conservation action. Learn More

BLUE INK is proud to be the creator of the branding, promotions, marketing and event signage for this event. The logo, digital designs, informational and directional event signage for this year's Jingle Cruise are just a sample of the ideas we can create for your next event experience. We are Seattle's full-service creative & print shop.  We can design and print artwork large enough to cover entire walls, and small enough to be a decal on a wine glass at your holiday party. See more of our work here.

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Woodland Park Zoo
West Gate 5500 Phinney Ave N
1899 Grove- venue in Zoo
Seattle, WA 98103
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