presented by Sound Credit Union

Open November 29, 2019 through January 5, 2020
Closed December 2, 3, 9, 10, 24 and 25

5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Ticket Information


Get Your Sparkle On at WildLights

Seattle's wildest holiday lights festival returns with sparkling lights, faux snowball fights, up close animal encounters, hot chocolate and family delights. Experience brand new wild and wonderful light displays that will be featured throughout the zoo including a holiday light spectacular at the zoo’s south entrance which will now be open throughout the run of WildLights.


WildLights Tickets

Holiday Season Evenings

WildLights evening event tickets only


Valid for one WildLights entry between November 29, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020. Not valid for Daytime Zoo admission.

Ticket Prices

Adult:  $16.95
Child:  $12.95
Toddlers aged 2 and under are always free

Ticket Bundle

Daytime Zoo & WildLights Ticket Bundle

Save up to $5 by bundling two great experiences!


Daytime Zoo and WildLights experiences may be used on different dates. Valid for one WildLights entry between November 29, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020 and one Daytime zoo visit before March 31, 2020.


Book a Private Holiday Party

Experience a winter wonderland at Woodland Park Zoo’s annual WildLights! Enjoy one of our unique indoor venues, suitable for groups of 20-250, for your holiday gathering this year. For more information and to book your party, email groupsales@zoo.org.

WildLights Planning Packet

Group and Corporate Tickets

Purchasing 20 or more tickets?

10% discount when purchasing 20 or more tickets. Discounted rate cannot be combined with any other special rates, coupons, promotions, or offers.



Phinney Business Discounts During WildLights

We love our neighborhood!

Our Phinney Ridge faves, Ada's Restaurant & Bar, Zeek's Pizza, The Park Pub, Windy City Pie, A La Mode Pies and Modern Japanese Cuisine are offering 10% off select items for zoo guests.

Just show a WildLights ticket, zoo ticket or membership card between November 29, 2019 and January 5, 2020!


Wildlights Activities

Don’t miss these activities and special events


The Winter Warm-Up

All Ages Welcome!

Guests 21 and older can enjoy a selection of beer, wine, mulled wine and spiced hot cider while cozying-up under the covered space. Open every night.

Guests of all ages can fill up with food options including a hot bowl of chowder and pizza. Keep warm with winter favorites including hot chocolate and fresh, hot donuts. Plus, enjoy the toasty heat of the WildLights fire pits.

Creatures are stirring

While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to explore, such as the Adaptations Building, home to meerkats and nocturnal animals such as sloths and fruit bats. 

Check the calendar for additional ambassador animal encounters on Fridays through Sundays.

The Sparkle Awaits

More than 800,000 energy-efficient LED lights recreate wild animals and wild places in two and three dimensions along the zoo’s pathways and North Meadow.

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.

Take a night ride on the carousel

The festively lit Historic Carousel is open nightly for WildLights guests ($3 per ride)

Indoor snowball fight in Snowmazium

Family winter fun! Build a snow creature, hear a snow story—and watch out, a snowball fight can break out at any time!

Galactic Lights

December 4, 2019

Galactic Lights is back for another out of this world theme night at WildLights presented by Sound Credit Union! Travel to a galaxy far, far away to meet and take photos with costumed characters of The 501st Legion: Garrison Titan. Choose the path of good or evil while participating in (faux) snowball fights in Snowmazium and don’t miss the power of the Jedi through an unforgettable nighttime lightsaber show performed by Saber Guild - Kamino Temple. This event is included in your regular WildLights tickets.

PAW Patrol

December 11, 2019

Direct from Adventure Bay, your favorite PAW Patrol pups Chase and Skye are racing to the ruff-ruff rescue to meet you at Wildlights for a night you’ll never forget! PAW Patrol teaches lessons about caring for animals, a message that is reinforced through PAW Patrol’s real-life partnership with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Local heroes from the Seattle Fire Department will also join in on the fun for a meet and greet and photo opportunities with their SFD fire truck!






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