Wildlights at Columbus Zoo is a holiday lights festival that takes place at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium from November 17, 2023, to January 7th, 2024.
About Wildlights at Columbus Zoo
Wildlights at Columbus Zoo has millions of LED lights, animated musical light shows, Santa and his reindeer, and much more!
Admission is included with zoo admission, so don’t forget to visit the winter-loving animals while you’re there.
Try out the Holiday HOOFit Walk, a brisk, self-paced walking tour that will take you 3.1 miles and allow you to visit many animals and attractions along the way. An online map shows the 30 HOOFit stop locations.
The North American Train will take you around North America where you may see a wolverine, reindeer, or moose.
Go back in time and take a ride on the historic 1914 Mangels-Illions Carousel.
Take a two-hour VIP Wildlights tour on select dates. Bring your own blankets and snuggle up with a hot chocolate, while you are escorted on a golf cart through specially-selected areas of the zoo to see the animals like never before!
Warm up while watching a movie in the Zoo’s 4D theater. Hear holiday music from local choirs and bands every night at the Lakeside Theater.
Have a homemade s’more and hot chocolate to wash it down. Sip on a seasonal beer or cocktail as you walk through the endless dazzling lights. Dine in areas around the zoo, feasting on everything from warm pretzels to the best fried chicken.
Please visit the website and/or social media for up-to-date schedules and operating hours for this event.