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Wildlights 2016 kicks off at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Wildlights opens to the public November 18 and runs through January 1.
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Thursday is the official kickoff to Wildlights 2016 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Zoo members can attend Thursday's lighting event as a preview night before the attraction opens to the public Friday. The event will run through January 1 excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Facts About Wildlights This Year

  1. Our facilities team estimates that we strung up 3 million lights.
  2. We estimate that there is a half million increase from last year. Also, we have a brand-new 42-ft tall “Sparkling Spruce” that displays light and sounds to delight Zoo guests of all ages!
  3. Our grounds maintenance crew started installing the lights the first week of September.

Attractions

  • Holiday Skate Rink
  • Santaland Zoo
  • Animated Musical Light Show
  • Character Christmas Shows
  • Tinseltown
  • Do You Want To Build A Snowman Seek-And-Find
  • Santa's Reindeer Corral
  • Oak Ridge Bears Jingle Jamboree
  • Polar Express

Hours

  • Sundays-Thursdays: 5-9 p.m.
  • Fridays and Saturdays: 5-10 p.m.
  • (The Zoo opens daily at 10 a.m.)


For more information, please visit the zoo's website.