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Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo 2020

The Detroit Zoo continues their holiday tradition with another season of Wild Lights. Guests can enjoy this even from now until January 17th, 2021. More than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings, and sculptures throughout the front half of the Detroit Zoo. Get your tickets online.

Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo

Guests of all ages will enjoy a casual stroll through the magical holiday light displays. There will also be entertainment and special activities.

The Zoo will close at 4 pm daily. Then they will reopen at 5:00 on select dates for the Wild Lights display. The event normally takes about ninety minutes to complete.

wonderful light display at the Detroit Zoo

Detroit Zoo Wild Lights Activities (not available for the 20/21 season)

In addition to walking the path to see the lights, guests can pay extra to enjoy a 15-minute version of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” at the Wild Adventure Zone in the Ford Education Center, ride The Carousel or enjoy a skating session. Photos will Santa Claus will also be available for purchase.

a stroll through the Christmas trees at the Wild Lights event.

There will also be holiday entertainment, crafts, and activities including choral performances on select nights as well as Scientists Sundays. Admission also includes the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, which showcases some of the world’s most amazing photography.

Finally, guests will be able to view the animals that are housed in the Holden Reptile Conservation Center, the otter habitat and beaver habitat. The other animal habitats and buildings will be closed during Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo.

Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo


Buddy’s Pizza as well as The Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company will be open during the Wild Lights event.

Wild Lights Prices

Save money on your tickets by purchasing early and online. Tickets range from $15 up to $20. The Detroit Zoo will admit children under the age of two for free. Guest need to purchased tickets in advance, online. In addition to your ticket, you will need to buy a parking pass for $8. Parking will only be available on the surface lots as well as the ground level of the parking structure.

Check out some other great holiday light displays in Metro Detroit.

tunnel of lights

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