24 nights beginning November 17, 2018
Tickets on sale October 1
Wild Lights nights:
- November 17-18, 23-25, 30
- December 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 20-23, 26-31
Wild Lights times:
- 5:30 to 9 p.m. select weeknights and Sundays
- 5:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
The Detroit Zoo will light up the night again this holiday season with Wild Lights, a spectacular light display. For 24 nights, more than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and 265 sculptures – more than 220 of which are animals – throughout the front half of the Zoo. Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in winter as you take in the lights and the sights and enjoy holiday entertainment and special activities for guests of all ages. Children younger than 2 are admitted free.
To create the best possible experience for our guests, we have adjusted the pricing for Wild Lights tickets based on hour and day. This will ease congestion during historically high traffic times and encourage ticket sales at times when attendance has been lighter. Tickets sold in advance (either online or on site at Customer Care during daytime Detroit Zoo hours) will range from $11 to $17 throughout the 24-night run of the event. Walk-up tickets sold at the gate for all nights and time slots will be $18. We recommend guests always check the online web store for the best price available as the gates will always have the highest price. Parking is $8 per car.
The Polar Package, which includes one untimed admission for Wild Lights and one ticket to the 4-D Theater to see “Polar Express 4-D Experience”, is fixed at $18 for any night of the event. The Winter Rink Package, which includes one untimed admission for Wild Lights and one session on the synthetic plastic Glice skating rink, is also fixed at $18. Carousel rides will also be available for purchase. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition in the Ford Education Center, showcasing some of the world’s most spectacular photography, is included with admission.
Please note, the Polk Penguin Conservation Center will not be open for this event.