Detroit Zoo Wild Lights pics, preview, and info for 2021. 5 million LED Christmas lights illuminating more than 280 animal sculptures transform the Detroit Zoo grounds into a holiday feast for the eyes. “Wild Lights” is back for 2021 / 2022 with expanded days, expanded hours, more lights, and more options. The Zoo improves Wild Lights every year and now it is a full-fledged holiday tradition that should be on every Metro Detroiters Christmas bucket list.
Detroit Zoo Wild Lights Pics
Detroit Zoo Wild Lights Dates and Times 2021
November – 20-21, 26-28
December – 1-5, 8-12, 15-23, 26-31
January – 2-3, 5-9
The Detroit Zoo closes at 4p on Wild Lights Days and the Wild Lights show begins at 5p and runs until 9p on select weeknights & Sundays & 5p-10:30p on Fridays & Saturdays. There will be no access to animal exhibits during Wild Lights.
Wild Lights Tickets Info 2021
Ticket prices vary (between $17-$24) depending on time slot you purchase tickets for. Detroit Zoo parking is $8 and isn’t included in the price of admission. Parking fee is required for ALL vehicles. There will be NO walk-up tickets for sale, all tickets must be purchased in advance. Children under 2 years old are FREE. Polar Packages will be offered for 2021 / 2022. Polar Packages includes admission to Wild Lights and the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit, all-you-can-eat food and dessert, hot cocoa in a souvenir cup and a cash bar. Polar Packages start at $30 and range up to $38 depending on which day / time slot you choose.
- General Admission tickets to Wild Lights start at $17 and range to $24 depending on date and time of the event. Parking is $8 per car.
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November 20-21, 26-28 / December 1-5, 8-12, 15-23, 26-31 / January 2-3, 5-9 from 5p-9p select weeknights and Sundays. 5p to 10:30p
Royal Oak Christmas Event – Detroit Zoo Wild Lights
Detroit Zoo (8450 W. 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067)
The Detroit Zoo will light up the night this holiday season with Wild Lights, a spectacular holiday light display. For 32+ nights, more than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and animal sculptures on a half-mile trail through the front of the Zoo. Advance tickets only, no walk-up admission. Ticket info. Review / Pics / Info
For more info on Detroit Zoo Wild Lights and to purchase tickets, visit detroitzoo.org