TOP 9 REASONS TO VISIT WILDLIGHTS
Whether it's your first time or a return to an annual tradition, a visit to WildLights this year will bring more lights, more animals and more fun to your holidays! You might say there are more than 600,000 sparkling reasons to come to WildLights, but what other activities can you look forward to during your visit? Here are the Top 9 experiences you just can't miss at WildLights this year!
See the all new and classic light displays
More than 600,000 energy-efficient LED lights will recreate wild animals and wild places in two and three dimensions along the zoo’s pathways and North Meadow. An animated display of nature’s wonder will be woven into the zoo’s famous greenery inspired by exotic destinations from across the globe.
New this year: Shake and shimmy to the Tree ‘Roo Dancing Forest, an amazing, music-synchronized light show experience!
Have an indoor snowball fight in Snowmazium
Family winter fun! Build a snow creature, create a sustainable craft to take home, hear a snow story—and watch out, a snowball fight can break out at any time!
Take a night ride on the carousel
The festively lit carousel is open nightly for WildLights guests ($2 per ride)
SPECIAL OFFER: Get a free carousel ride with voucher from KeyBank
Enjoy a free ride on the zoo’s Historic Carousel at WildLights presented by KeyBank with a free ride voucher available at select KeyBank branches, while supplies last. Complete list of participating branches to be announced here soon!
Quantities are limited, limit of four (4) carousel coupons per residence. Vouchers available only at select KeyBank branches. Carousel vouchers are good at WildLights only, valid through 1/4/15.
Meet the reindeer
Stop by the north end of the zoo to meet two special visitors exclusively for WildLights guests, a pair of reindeer! Look for the reindeer shelter nearby the zoo's Historic Carousel.
Shop the ZooStore for holiday gifts
Don't miss out on the most unique gifts you can find for the animal lovers in your pack! Pick up nature-inspired holiday decor and gifts for all ages at the ZooStore and outpost locations.
Find more zoo holiday gift ideas
Visit zoo animals at night
While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, the Day Exhibit, a showcase of reptiles and amphibians, will be open, offering another indoor venue for the chilly evenings. The north portion of the Adaptations Building will be open for guests to view meerkats and nocturnal animals such as sloths and Indian flying foxes. Experience WildLights Friday through Sunday and enjoy an evening keeper talk at the Raptor Barn, showcasing the zoo’s many birds of prey.
Visit one of the zoo’s friendly animal mascots
Pose with one of our zoo mascots and you're sure to have the most unique holiday photos to share with your loved ones!
Warm up with a festive snack
Look for hot chocolate, freshly made, hot fudge puppies, and other delicious treats available for purchase at food kiosks located around grounds and at the Pacific Blue Chowder House.
Covered seating will be available at the Pacific Blue Chowder House for when your hot chocolate needs your undivided attention.
Enjoy the spirit of the season
Listen for the songs of carolers ringing through the zoo each evening and get into the spirit!
Whether you are starting up, diving into, or wrapping up your holiday season with a visit to WildLights, you can't help but feel joyful when you're here.
We can't wait to see you at WildLights!