Come see wild animals and wild places recreated in hundreds of thousands of sparkling LED lights at WildLights presented by Sound Credit Union! Enjoy up close animal encounters, visit our giant Lite Brite (NEW!), have a faux-snowball fight with your family, enjoy carolers and get warm and toasty at one of many fire pits located across the zoo.
More than 700,000 energy-efficient LED lights recreate wild animals and wild places in two and three dimensions along the zoo’s pathways and North Meadow. Guests 21 and older can enjoy a selection of beer, wine, mulled wine and spiced hot cider while cozying-up under the covered space. 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. 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 zoo's calendar for additional ambassador animal encounters on Fridays through Sundays. The festively lit Historic Carousel is open nightly for WildLights guests ($3 per ride). Indoor snowball fight in Snowmazium - build a snow creature, hear a snow story—and watch out, a snowball fight can break out at any time!
WildLights runs nightly from November 23 through January 5, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (closed December 12, 24 and 25).
See you under the lights!