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Toledo Zoo Lights Before Christmas

Presented by KeyBank

November 17 – December 31, 2017

Sun – Thurs: Fri – Sat:
3 – 8 p.m. 3 – 9 p.m.

The Zoo remains open for one additional hour after gates close to allow guests to complete their visit. The Lights Before Christmas ticket price applies all day.

The 2017 edition of the area’s brightest holiday tradition features over one million lights and more than 200 illuminated animal images!

View the Lights Before Christmas map on your phone!

Santa has moved

This year, Santa’s workshop has been re-tooled and relocated to the Arctic Encounter! Stop by to see the big man in his element, whisper your holiday wishes and pose for a fun family photo.
(Paid photo opportunity)

Scenes of Wonder – New!

new this year is a 3-D holiday scene set to music and projected onto the side of the Carnivore Café. Take a moment to enjoy this new take on a holiday short story with your whole family!

Green Light a Vet

On Thu, Dec. 7, we will host a ceremonial green tree lighting at 5 p.m. in our garden area to shine a light of support on veterans of our armed services. Please make plans to join us! *Active military personnel and military veterans, show your military ID at the admission gate and receive free admission. Immediate family members of veterans/active duty receive $1 discount on regular priced admission.

Bumper Cars & Ice Slide

Don’t miss all the frozen fun in the Winter Village sponsored by Kroger. The fan-favorite Ice Slide returns with inner tubes built for two along with Bumper Cars on Ice in the Zoo’s historic Amphitheatre!

Ice Slide – 1 Ticket per rider
Bumper Cars – 2 tickets per rider

Ride Prices

1 ticket


4 tickets


7 tickets


Wild Pass


per rider

Unlimited rides and shortened waiting time – only valid for each rider on the date of purchase

Santa Dives

Sometimes even Santa needs a swim break! At approximately 3:15 and 4:15 p.m. each day, the jolly man in red will interact with visitors as he scuba-dives in our 90,000 gallon Pacific Reef Tank!

Beer Garden – NEW!

Weekdays – 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Weekends – 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
This year adults can spike their Lights visit with an alcoholic beverage. Stop by our new Beer Garden, located near The Beastro, to enjoy a seasonal beer, sip of wine or spiked warm toddy. Valid ID required.

Holiday Caroling at the Zoo

Check back soon to see all the caroling groups spreading holiday cheer throughout Zoo grounds.

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