Akron Zoo to Host Third Annual Wild Lights This Holiday Season

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The Akron Zoo will host their third annual Wild Lights, presented by Akron Children’s Hospital. The holiday lighting event will run Nov. 23-25, 30, Dec. 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23 and 26-30 from 5 – 9 p.m.

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Wild Lights at the Akron Zoo will run Nov. 23-25, 30, Dec. 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23 and 26-30 from 5 – 9 p.m.

The Akron Zoo will host their third annual Wild Lights, presented by Akron Children’s Hospital. The holiday lighting event will run Nov. 23-25, 30, Dec. 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23 and 26-30 from 5 – 9 p.m.

The zoo will be decorated with dazzling lights and lighted displays. There will be themed weekends that will include costume characters, ice carvers and carolers from local schools. Mrs. C’s Sweets will be open for s’mores and other holiday treats, and the zoo’s Komodo Café will offer a special menu. The new Ice Beer Garden will also offer adult beverages for guests 21 and older.

New this year, the zoo will have an ice rink. Guests can ice skate for $5 per person, including skate rentals.

Through Dec. 23, Santa Land will be open for visits with Santa Claus. Guests can have the option to enjoy exclusive time with Santa by purchasing the new Snack with Santa add-on for $5 per person. By adding Snack with Santa to Wild Lights, families can enter the zoo at 4:15 p.m. and visit with Santa, snack on cookies and hot beverages and write a letter to Santa before the zoo opens at 5 p.m.

Tickets are available for purchase at akronzoo.org or at the Akron Zoo’s box office. Akron Zoo members can purchase presale tickets 24 hours in advance for $9 for adults and $6 for children. Day-of tickets for members are $12 for adults and $9 for children. Non-Akron Zoo members can purchase presale tickets 24 hours in advance for $12 for adults and $9 for children. Day-of ticket prices for non-members are $15 for adults and $11 for children. Parking/shuttle fees are $3.

The Akron Zoo is open 361 days a year. Winter hours are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and admission is $7 per person. Children under two are free and parking is $3. For more information visit http://www.akronzoo.org or call (330) 375-2550.

Founded in 1953, the Akron Zoo is a non-profit, world conservation zoo with over 700 animals from around the world. Located just west of Downtown Akron, the zoo strives to connect your life to wildlife while inspiring lifelong learning and conservation action. The Akron Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats.

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