"Wild Lights" at Elmwood Park Zoo

You’re in for a treat this holiday season as Wild Lights transforms Elmwood Park Zoo into a bright and stunning winter wonderland! Millions of lights will illuminate all of our 16 acres. You’ll be dazzled by animated installations, interactive elements, and themed attractions. Follow the lighted path to visit Disco Ball Way and Candy Cane Lane, and be sure to stop by Santa’s Workshop for photos with the big man himself. And don’t forget, Santa’s live reindeer will be returning to the zoo for photo ops as well!. Wild Lights is generously sponsored by 1SEO, Philadelphia’s leading I.T. support and digital marketing firm. Additional support is provided by the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board.

Wild Lights will also feature the following attractions:
  • Santa’s Workshop will be open to guests, where they can meet and take photos with the big man himself.
  • Santa’s reindeer return to the zoo for guest greetings and photos.
  • Experience a Treetop Night Adventure like never before. Zipline over our bison in a glowing harness that interacts with select light installations.
  • Bubby’s Dessert Party features Elmwood Park Zoo’s bison mascot helping guests to an assortment of delicious holiday treats, a hot chocolate bar, and gingerbread decorating stations.

Wild Lights operates on select days from 6 pm to 10 pm, November 16 through December 31. View their events calendar for specific days and times.

Elmwood Park Zoo will be open daily, 10 am to 4 pm. Wild Lights tickets are valid beginning at 6 pm. Wild Lights tickets will be sold until 9 pm on each night of its operation (if event capacity has not been reached). The zoo and Wild Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. The zoo will be closed on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Wild Lights is open on New Year’s Eve until 9 pm.

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