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Wild Lights

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




Dates for 2022

Nov. 25 - 27, Dec. 2 - 5, 9 - 11, 16 - 23 & 26-30
5 - 9 p.m.

Extra fun at Wild Lights

  • Over one million lights and fun photo-ops throughout the zoo.
  • Visit with Santa Claus through Dec. 23.
  • Meet the Grinch, Snowman, Snow Princess and Snow Queen from Dec. 26-30 from 6 - 8 pm.  
  • 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 Mrs. C's Sweets for s'mores and other treats.
  • Buy a glass of beer or add an adult jolt in your hot chocolate or coffee.

*Event subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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: $3 per vehicle 
  • Infant (under two): 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: $5 per vehicle 
  • Infant (under two): Free, but does require a ticket

Tickets will be on sale in mid-October.


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.


Presenting Sponsor:

Akron Children's Hospital 

Costume characters provided by Imaginos Productions LLC.