Wild Lights

Nov 29 - 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 2024

  • Nov. 29 - Dec. 1
  • Dec. 5 - 8
  • Dec. 13 - 23
  • Dec. 26 - 27
  • Dec. 29 - 30

Extra fun at Wild Lights

  • More than one million lights and fun photo-ops throughout the zoo
  • See what trouble the Grinch can get into from Dec. 1-29
  • Visit with Santa Claus through Dec. 23
  • 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
  • Listen to choirs from local high schools and organizations on select dates

Zoothing Wild Lights

Thursday, Dec. 5
5 -  9 p.m.

This special date is available for guests with different abilities who may not enjoy crowds or loud noises to enjoy the wildest holiday lighting display around! A limited number of tickets are available for our first ever Zoothing Wild Lights. Tickets are separate from general admission Wild Lights. 

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Wild Lights Safari Tours

During the exclusive tour, an Akron Zoo staff member will drive you through the zoo decorated in dazzling holiday lights.

The tour includes:
  • A 45 minute education-led golf cart tour of the Akron Zoo (with limited walking through some sections)
  • Admission to Wild Lights for all tour guests
  • A complimentary holiday light-up necklace
  • Complimentary s'mores vouchers to make a tasty treat
  • Fun and educational animal stories!

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Presenting Sponsor:

Akron Children's




Costume characters provided by 

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Holly Jolly Hillside