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Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo
December 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until January 1, 2023
Jolliest of Holidays Craft Beer Celebration
On select Wildlights nights, guests will have the opportunity to sample over 50 craft beers, ciders, and seltzers from six sampling locations throughout the Zoo. Guests at least 21 years of age may purchase full-size or tasting size portions or a tasting card, valid for five tasting-size pours of their choice.
Experience Holiday Magic, a spectacular display of light set to festive songs that will bring out the holiday spirit in everyone. Located at Conservation Lake.
Local choral, band, and other musical groups from schools and other organizations will share their musical talents with our guests at Wildlights, efficiently powered by @AEPOhio, on select nights at 7 p.m.
Experience an extraordinary adventure this Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio season with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 4-D. Join Rudolph, Hermey the Elf, and their friends on this epic adventure that uses the same stop-motion animation as the beloved television classic to deliver a visually brilliant experience true to the store that has charmed audiences for generations.
During Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, guests will have the ability to talk with Santa and then get a photo of themselves near the jolly ol’ elf himself. There is no cost to see Santa, but if you would like to purchase photos taken during the experience, you may do so at the end for an additional charge. The Santa Experience is located in the Polar Frontier Region at the Battelle Ice Bear Outpost. Reservations for this experience are accepted and encouraged.
During Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, experience the 12 Days of Christmas in a new light and hop aboard this magical train ride.
During your upcoming visit to Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, walk over to Shores Play Park in the Zoo’s Shores & Aquarium region to see Jingle Jam!
Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, is jam-packed with exciting attractions, including the Sparkling Spruce. Located in the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s Adventure Cove region, this 42-foot-tall tree displays two alternating animated light shows.
Our S’mores Experience is back at Wildlights, efficiently powered by @AEPOhio. Gather around a glowing fire to roast a giant marshmallow and enjoy this favorite holiday treat while creating holiday memories.
There is no place like home for the holidays! While at Wildlights, efficiently powered by @AEPOhio, visit your Character Ambassador friends at their cottage. Join the fun of the Jingle Jamboree with the Oak Ridge Bears, our animated polar bear band.
Even though Heart of Africa is closed for the winter, the camels have decided to stick around and be part of Wildlights, efficiently powered by @AEPOhio. Camel rides are $7 per person and are subject to weather conditions.