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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.


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

We love our neighborhood!

Woodland Park Zoo guests (including members) will receive a 10% discount on items sold at participating Phinney businesses. Guests must show a valid zoo admission or membership card.

Participating businesses:

Ada’s, Ala Mode Pies, Modern Japanese Cuisine, The Park Public House, The Whit’s End, Windy City Pie, and Zeeks Pizza


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!

The Bear’s Den

New this year, relax and warm up in our 21+ beer and wine garden! The Bear’s Den will feature a heated tent with bar seating, toasty fire pits, animal encounters and so much more! There will also be an area for all ages to come together and enjoy the festivities!







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