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Wild Lights

Come enjoy the wildest lighting display this holiday season. Nearly the entire zoo is decorated and many animals will be on exhibit. It's a holiday tradition you can't miss!




Extra fun at Wild Lights

  • Visit Santa Land and tell Santa your holiday wishes. Professional photos with Santa available for purchase in Santa Land.
  • Listen to performances from local choirs. 
  • Holly Jolly Hillside featuring lighted North American animals & trees synchronized to music.
  • Classic Holiday Town in Grizzly Ridge
  • Rockin' Lighted Spectacular with a wall of animated lights set to holiday music
  • Stop by Panda Treats for a s'more, fresh donut and other treats.
  • Take a photo at Candy Cane Way.
  • Buy a glass of beer or wine, or add an adult jolt in your hot chocolate or coffee.

Wild Lights Map

Dates for 2020

Nov. 27-29, Dec. 4-6, 11-13, 18-23 & 26-30

The event will run from 5-9 p.m. Ticket sales close at 8:30 p.m.

Prices

Early Bird Tickets (tickets purchased by Nov. 27)

  • Akron Zoo member adult: $9
  • Akron Zoo member child (ages 2-14): $6
  • Non-member adult: $13
  • Non-member child (ages 2-14): $9
  • Non-member parking/shuttle: $3 per vehicle 
  • Infant (under two): Free, but does require a ticket

General Admission Tickets (tickets purchased after Nov. 27)

  • Akron Zoo member adult: $12
  • Akron Zoo member child (ages 2-14): $9
  • Non-member adult: $16
  • Non-member child (ages 2-14): $12
  • Non-member parking/shuttle: $3 per vehicle 
  • Infant (under two): Free, but does require a ticket

IMPORTANT INFORMATION for buying tickets:

Akron Zoo member discounts will appear once tickets have been added to your cart.  Please make sure to log in and then continue to check-out to view your discount.

We do have a new online system and all guests, including Akron Zoo members, will need to create a new account if you have not done so already after March 1. After creating an account, make sure you are logged in. 

Cookies with Claus

Saturdays and Sundays,
Nov. 28-29 Dec. 5-6, 12-13 & 19-20
3:30 - 5 p.m.

Want some extra time with the big guy? Select the Cookies with Claus add-on with your Wild Lights tickets to enter the zoo early at 3:30 p.m. Visit with Santa Claus and enjoy cookies and drinks before the zoo opens for Wild Lights at 5 p.m.!

Price: $5 per person*

*Must have a Cookies with Claus ticket, along with a Wild Lights ticket, for every person in your party.  


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