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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!

Tickets on sale in October

Wild Lights at the Akron Zoo

Extra fun at Wild Lights

  • Visit SantaLand, sponsored by Giant Eagle, and tell Santa your holiday wishes. Professional photos with Santa available for purchase in SantaLand.
  • 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 a s'more and other treats.
  • Buy a glass of beer or an adult jolt in your hot chocolate or coffee.

Dates for 2019

Nov. 29-30, Dec. 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-23, 26-30

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


Pre-sale (24 hours in advance)

Akron Zoo Members

  • Adult: $9
  • Child (ages 2-14)*: $6


  • Adults: $13
  • Child (ages 2-14)*: $9
  • Parking/Shuttle fee: $3

Day-of  (purchase on the day you intend to come to Wild Lights)

Akron Zoo Members

  • Adult: $12
  • Child (ages 2-14)*: $9


  • Adult: $16
  • Child (ages 2-14)*: $12
  • Parking/Shuttle fee: $3

*Children under two are free, but do require an infant ticket.

Presenting Sponsor:

Santa Land Sponsor: