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Wild Lights at the Akron Zoo


Join Us This Holiday Season

Come enjoy over 25 miles of lights and dozens of lighted displays throughout the zoo this holiday season! Nearly the entire zoo is decorated and several animals will be out.

Wild Lights includes a unique light show synchronized to music every 10 minutes near the zoo’s carousel, Santa Land, where people can visit with Santa and have their pictures taken (through Dec. 23), a S’mores station, up-close animal encounters, dinner can be purchased at the zoo’s 4-star green certified restaurant and much more.

Dates for 2017

  • Nov. 24-26
  • Dec. 1-3
  • Dec. 8-10
  • Dec.15-17
  • Dec. 21
  • Dec. 22-23
  • Dec. 26-30

The event will run from 6-9 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. for pre-sale ticket holders.
*Ticket sales close at 8:30 p.m.

Extra fun at Wild Lights

  • Carousel rides
  • Train rides
  • Farmland feed
  • Komodo Café will be serving a limited seasonal menu
  • Santa Land (through Dec. 23)
  • Roast your own marshmallows for S'mores at our outdoor fire pits
  • Animal encounters

Holiday Parties
Now booking for 2017!

The zoo is also offering companies the opportunity to host their holiday party during Wild Lights. Companies can rent out the entire zoo on an evening when Wild Lights is not open to the public, or people can choose to have a smaller party at the zoo during the event. For more information about hosting a party at the zoo call 330-375-2550 ext. 7251.