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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 presented by NOPEC.  This year’s show features over one million individual lights, a dynamic musical light show, and unique twists on holiday traditions.

Wild Winter Lights transforms the Zoo after dark with hundreds of dazzling displays across holiday-themed areas including Candyland, Enchanted Forest, Conservation Trail and Santa’s Workshop, where guests can take photos with Santa Claus.  This year, guests can again experience Wild Winter Lights on foot or in their personal vehicle.

Additional highlights of this year’s event include carousel rides, costumed characters, model train displays, ice carvers, live music from festive choirs including the Singing Angels, and the return of the dynamic light show featuring an enchanting 50-foot tree.

Wild Winter Lights runs from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on select dates Thursdays through Sundays through Sunday, January 2.

Wild Winter Lights tickets are limited, and advance online reservations are strongly encouraged.  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 two are admitted for free.  Tickets for the drive-through experience is $54 per car for Zoo members and $60 per car for nonmembers.  

Visit to reserve your spot today.