Let it glow, let it glow, let it glow - Wild Lights are back at the Detroit Zoo this holiday season.

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This truly unique ongoing event features millions of LED lights decorating trees, buildings, and more than 290 sculptures throughout the front half of the Detroit Zoo. This light spectacular is something the entire family will enjoy.

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If you have never experienced Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo, here is everything you need to know.

When are Wild Lights nights at the Detroit Zoo?

The event runs from Saturday, November 19th, 2022 through Sunday, January 8th, 2023 on select weeknights and most Sundays from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. On Fridays, the event will run from 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM.

New features this year at Wild Lights

  • Enchanted Trail - guests will enjoy strolling through a forest of lights while listening to the sounds of the holiday season. This holiday trail celebrates the season and nature.
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  • Toyland and the Enchanted Tree - A wonderland featuring life-size toy sculptures of lights. Show stoppers include a 40-foot train and a wishing tree. Your kids will love this.
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Wild Lights Detroit Zoo
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  • Polar Express and 4D Theatre Experience - Take a trip to the North Pole on the Polar Express with a 4D version of this holiday tradition.
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Wild Lights Detroit Zoo
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  • Wild Lights Lodge - Now, this is what I am talking about. Guests can warm up inside with s'mores, bar service, entertainment, and more.
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  • Seasonal Treats and Eats - Hot cocoa, warm pretzels, and kettle corn will be available for purchase. The perfect way to warm up under the bright holiday lights.
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Wild Lights Detroit Zoo
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  • Polar Patio VIP Experience - This ticket package includes an all-you-can-eat food and dessert dining experience inside Table 28. A cash bar will also be available to VIP guests.
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Ticket Prices

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To purchase tickets, click here. Please note, children aged two and under get in for free. This is a rain, shine, or snow event and there will be no access to the animals during this event.

The Detroit Zoo is located at 8450 West 10 Mile Road in Royal Oak, Michigan.

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