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Wild Lights at the Akron Zoo

presented by Akron Children's Hospital


Join Us This Holiday Season

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!

Extra fun at Wild Lights

  • Visit Santa Land and tell Santa your holiday wishes.  Professional photos with Santa available for purchase in Santa Land
  • Holly Jolly Hillside featuring lighted North American animals & trees synchronized to music
  • Classic Holiday Town in Grizzly Ridge
  • Rockin' Lighted Spectacular with 70' of animated lights set to holiday music
  • Take a ride on the Wild Winter Express train ride
  • Stop by Mrs. C's Sweets for a s'more and other treats

Dates for 2018

Nov. 23- 25, 30, Dec.1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23 & 26-30

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

Tickets on sale Oct. 3. 


Pre-sale (24 hours in advance)

Akron Zoo Members

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


  • Adults: $12
  • Child (ages 2-14)*: $8
  • Parking/Shuttle fee: $3


Akron Zoo Members

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


  • Adult: $15
  • Child (ages 2-14)*: $11
  • Parking/Shuttle fee: $3

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

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