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 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 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.

Tickets are on sale in late October.

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

Wild Lights Safari Tours

Our Wild Lights Safari Tours will return in 2022! Enjoy a private golf cart tour of Wild Lights! During the exclusive tour, an Akron Zoo staff member will drive you through the zoo decorated in dazzling holiday lights.

Tickets available in November.


Presenting Sponsor:

Akron Children's Hospital

Costume characters provided by Imaginos Productions LLC. 

Holly Jolly Hillside