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Wild Winter Lights returns to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is again transforming into a winter wonderland this holiday season with Wild Winter Lights. 

Experience this year’s all-new lighting display, with more than one million individual lights & unique twists on holiday traditions.  This year’s event features hundreds of lighting displays across holiday-themed areas including Candyland, Enchanted Forest, Conservation Trail & Santa’s Workshop. 

Highlights of this year’s event include dazzling walk-through displays, carousel rides, costume characters, model train displays, ice carvers, live music from festive choirs including the Singing Angels and an all-new dynamic light show featuring a massive 50-foot-tall tree.  Guests can also take photos with Santa at his workshop during the walk-through event. 

To allow for proper social distancing, attendance to this year’s Wild Winter Lights will be limited and guests are strongly encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance. 

Additionally, the Zoo has implemented several safety measures throughout the event, including frequent sanitation of Zoo grounds. Guests are required to wear facial coverings during their visit, unless under 6 years of age, or because of an existing condition.  

The discounted cost for Zoo members is $18 and $20 for nonmembers, or a four-pack for $54 for members and $60 for nonmembers.  Children under 2 are admitted for free.

Tickets for the drive-through experience are $54 per car for Zoo members and $60 per car for non-members.

Wild Winter Lights runs through December 30.  Call (216) 661-6500 or visit to reserve your tickets.

(Photo by Kyle Lanzer)