For 24 nights beginning November 22, 2014

5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in winter as you take in the lights and the sights and enjoy holiday entertainment and activities for guests of all ages. More than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and more than 100 animal sculptures throughout the front of the Zoo. Wild Lights will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. November 22-23 and 28-30 and December 5-7, 11-14, 18-23 and 26-31. Live entertainment, arts and crafts, ice carving and the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit will add to the festivities. Seasonal refreshments, Wild Lights souvenirs and photos with Santa “Paws” (until December 23) will be available for purchase.

Detroit Zoo visitors attending the opening night of Wild Lights will be treated to a luminous celebration. The kick-off event – to be held just inside the admission gates on Saturday, Nov. 22, 5:30 to 6 p.m. – will include a tree-lighting ceremony, music and holiday dancers. Guests will be greeted by Santa as well as the Zoo's polar bear and penguin mascots. Emceed by 100.3 WNIC morning co-host Doni, the opening-night celebration will feature an appearance by singer Karen Newman, who will perform her signature song, "Christmas Eve on Woodward Avenue".



Visit the Wild Adventure Zone during Wild Lights

Go on an extraordinary adventure in the Wild Adventure Zone with "The Polar Express 4-D Experience" at the 4-D Theater. The 14-minute film featuring Tom Hanks tells the tale of a doubting young boy who takes a train ride to the North Pole and discovers that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.


Wild Lights Presented by:

Bank of America web

Warming Station Sponsors:

HomeDepot web

Letters to Santa Sponsor:

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Supporting Sponsors

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