Wild Lights

Nov 25 - Dec 30

5 - 9 p.m.

Celebrate the holidays at the wildest lighting display around! Dazzling lights, goodies, warm beverages and more!

Wild Lights LogoDates for 2022

  • Nov. 25 - 27
  • Dec. 2 - 4
  • Dec. 9 - 11
  • Dec. 16 - 23
  • Dec. 26 - 30

Extra fun at Wild Lights

  • Over one million lights and fun photo-ops throughout the zoo
  • Visit with Santa Claus through Dec. 23
  • Holly Jolly Hillside features lighted trees synchronized to music
  • Rockin' Lighted Spectacular with a wall of animated lights set to holiday music presented by Coca-Cola
  • Stop by Mrs. C's Sweets for s'mores and other treats
  • Buy a glass of beer or add an adult jolt to your hot chocolate or coffee
  • Elegant Ice to crave beautiful ice carving on-site on Dec. 10
  • Enjoy holiday carols performed by local performers:
    Dec. 2: Mogadore High School Choir
    Dec. 3: Akron Trombone Choir
    Dec. 4: Weathervane Playhouse "Elf the Musical"
    Dec. 9: Coventry High School
    Dec. 10: Firestone High School Madrigal's
    Dec. 16: Miller South Choir/Chamber Choir
    Dec. 18: Vocal Jazz
  • Take photos with different holiday characters:
    • Ollie the Elf: Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18 & 23
    • The Grinch and Frosty: Dec. 19-23

      Purchase Wild Lights Tickets

      Prices

      Online Tickets
      • Akron Zoo Member Adult: $11
      • Akron Zoo Member Child (Ages 2-14): $8
      • Non-Member Adult: $15
      • Non-Member Child (Ages 2-14): $11
      • Non-Member Parking/Shuttle Fee: $3 per vehicle
      • Infant (Under 2): Free, but does require a ticket
      Walk-Up Tickets (Tickets purchased at the door)
      • Akron Zoo Member Adult: $14
      • Akron Zoo Member Child (Ages 2-14): $11
      • Non-Member Adult: $18
      • Non-Member Child (Ages 2-14): $14
      • Non-Member Parking/Shuttle Fee: $5 per vehicle
      • Infant (Under 2): Free, but does require a ticket

      Presenting Sponsor:

      Akron Children's Hospital

      Rockin' Lighted Spectacular Sponsor:

      Coca-Cola Logo

      Costume characters provided by Imaginos Productions LLC. 


      Wild Lights Safari Tours

      Interested in adding a guided tour of the event to your holiday experience? Check out our Wild Lights Safari Tours!

      Wild Lights Safari Tours

    Holly Jolly Hillside