Tickets are now on sale for the Zoo’s biggest holiday celebration
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is transforming into a winter wonderland for the fifth consecutive holiday season with the return of Wild Winter Lights presented by NOPEC. This year’s event features hundreds of dazzling displays along the holiday trail through Cleveland Metroparks Zoo beginning November 14.
Wild Winter Lights features over 1.5 million lights across holiday-themed areas including Enchanted Forest and Santa’s Workshop, where guests can take photos with Santa Claus. For the first time ever, Wild Winter Lights will also feature two dynamic musical light shows featuring an enchanting 50-foot tree as well as a show directly on Waterfowl Lake.
Guests can again experience this year’s Wild Winter Lights on foot or in their personal vehicle on select dates at the Wild Winter Lights Drive Thru Experience presented by Serpentini Chevrolet.
“We’re so grateful for the support of our community partners in helping to bring back Wild Winter Lights for its fifth year,” said Kelly Manderfield, Cleveland Metroparks Chief Marketing Officer. “This year’s event offers a memorable holiday experience for everyone with over 1.5 million lights, two musical light shows and a new surprise for the little ones that we’ll be revealing in the coming weeks.”
Additional highlights of this year’s event include carousel rides, costumed characters, model train displays and ice carvers. Guests can also enjoy holiday treat offerings from Jack Frost Donuts, Kernels by Chrissie and hot chocolate as they experience the festival.
“We are proud and excited to once again partner with the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for the fifth year to offer an affordable, accessible, family-friendly holiday event,” said Chuck Keiper, NOPEC Executive Director. “Supporting such a unique event for Northeast Ohio families is just one of the ways NOPEC gives back to the communities we serve."
Wild Winter Lights as well as the Wild Winter Lights Drive-Thru Experience runs from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on select dates from Tuesday, November 14 through Saturday, December 30.
Wild Winter Lights tickets are limited, and advance online reservations are strongly encouraged. Tickets purchased in advance are $19 for members and $22 for non-members, or a four-pack for $60 for members and $70 for non-members. Children under two are admitted for free. Tickets for the drive-through experience must be purchased in advance and are $45 per car for Zoo members and $55 per car for non-members. Visit FutureForWildlife.org/lights
to reserve your spot today.
Wild Winter Lights is presented by NOPEC and supported by community partners, CrossCountry Mortgage, Meijer, MetroHealth and Serpentini Chevrolet.
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