It’s that festive time of year when Woodland Park Zoo lights up for the holiday season with its annual WildLights extravaganza. The special event is on now through January 4 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. nightly.
Over 600,000 energy-efficient LED lights can be seen throughout the zoo recreating wild animals and exotic destinations from across the globe, including “Northern Lights,” “The Water Hole” and “Jungle Lights.”
There are both indoor and outdoor illuminated displays for guests of all ages to enjoy. Festive snacks will also be available as will the zoo’s decorated Historic Carousel for a festive ride.
New to this year’s WildLights is the “Tree ‘Roo Dancing Forest,” which is a synchronized musical light show experience.
While most of the zoo’s residents will be tucked in and fast asleep, the Day Exhibit, a showcase of reptiles and amphibians, and a portion of the Adaptations Building, featuring animals such as sloths, Indian flying foxes and meerkats, will be open for guests.
The zoo’s many birds of prey will also make periodic visits at the Raptor Barn throughout WildLights.
WildLights tickets cost $9.75 for adults (13+), $6.50 for children (3-12) and toddlers (2 and under) are free. Tickets can be purchased online or at zoo gates during regular zoo hours.
Night-of-event tickets will also be for sale at the zoo’s West Entrance, if not sold out.
WildLights ticket does not include admission to the zoo prior to 5:30 p.m. Parking is free. The event will happen rain or shine.
Photo courtesy of Woodland Park Zoo. Photo Credit – Ryan Hawk.