From our sponsors:
November 27-January 3, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. nightly
(closed December 24 and 25)
Adults (13+) $9.95; Children (3-12) $6.95; Toddlers (2 and under) free.
Zoo member special offer: $2 off adult tickets purchased through December 11.
More info: zoo.org/wildlights
Woodland Park Zoo’s West Entrance
Phinney Ave. N. between N. 55th & N. 56th Streets.
Friends and families are invited to commemorate the holiday season at Woodland Park Zoo’s fourth annual WildLights presented by Sound Credit Union. The electrifying, after-hours event runs from Friday, November 27, 2015 through Sunday, January 3, 2016, 5:30-8:30 p.m. nightly. Guests will be transported to a festive winter wonderland complete with lights, treats, animals and more.
Over 600,000 energy-efficient LED lights illuminate the paths of Woodland Park Zoo through dazzling displays of wild animals and exotic destinations including “African Water Hole,” “Jungle Lights” and “Northern Lights.” WildLights guests can enjoy brilliant indoor and outdoor displays, a ride on the zoo’s decorated Historic Carousel (additional fee) and a visit from a couple of Santa’s reindeer! Zoomazium will be transformed into Snowmazium which will be open every night for storytelling and the ever-popular [faux] snowball fights.
The fourth annual WildLights will feature exciting, new activities including visits from Santa, a Holiday Beer and Wine Garden for guests 21 and older and a peacock scavenger hunt.
Keep an eye out for the man in red! Santa will be stopping by WildLights every Friday through Sunday prior to Christmas as well as December 21 through 23. Guests can visit the Reindeer Shelter at 5:45 p.m. to see Santa greet his reindeer and their keeper and then head over to Santa’s Camp to meet jolly old Saint Nick and take a commemorative Santa photo.
The Holiday Beer and Wine Garden, an exciting new feature for adult guests, will be located at the southwest corner of the Rain Forest Food Pavilion and open every night. Guests 21 and older can enjoy a selection of beer, wine and mulled wine while cozying-up under the covered [outdoor] space. ID is required.
A flock of peacocks has taken over WildLights. In honor of the zoo’s two free-roaming male peacocks, seven light-up peacocks have been added to WildLights. Visitors can stop by Guest Services where they’ll find the leader of the peacock flock, as well as entry forms for the peacock scavenger hunt. There are six peacocks hiding out in the WildLights displays; they all have names. Visitors can be entered to win a plush peacock and four tickets to Woodland Park Zoo by writing down the names of the six peacocks on their entry form and submitting it to the West ZooStore. One winner will be chosen each week during WildLights (six winners total).
While most of the zoo’s animals will be nestled in for the night, a few creatures will still be stirring at the Day Exhibit, which showcases reptiles, amphibians and a tree kangaroo, and in the Adaptations Building, which houses sloths, Indian flying foxes, Komodo dragons and meerkats. In addition, the zoo’s birds of prey, porcupine and other animals will make scheduled appearances at the Raptor Center Fridays through Sundays during WildLights.