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“Let it Glow” at Woodland Park Zoo’s WildLights

Nov 26, 2019

If you’ve ever wanted to “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” with the hippos, “Rock Around the Christmas Tree” with the rhinos, or do the “Jingle Bell Rock” with the jaguars, WildLights at Woodland Park Zoo is the holiday outing for you! Presented once again by Sound Credit Union, WildLights brings sparkle to the Pacific Northwest each December, along with a whole lot of wild holiday spirit!

Lighting Up the Night: Lighting up each evening now through January 5th from 5:30-8:30pm, guests can follow the lighted trail, enjoying festive light displays throughout the zoo made from more than 800,000 energy-efficient LED lights!

Snowmazium: Kids and adults alike will love the Snowmazium where you can build a snow creature, hear a snow story, and take part in a spirited snowball fight (complete with cotton snowballs).  

Nocturnal Creature Encounters: While many of the zoo animals will be nestled snug in their beds (with visions of sugarplums dancing through their heads)- some indoor animal encounters will be available- like the Adaptations Building where the meercats, sloths, and fruit bats live.  Check the calendar online for additional encounters Friday through Sunday.

Winter Warm Up: Thaw out at the Winter Warm-up where guests 21 and older can enjoy a selection of beer, mulled wine, and spiced cider gathered around the fire.  Kids can cozy-up with zoo favorites like fresh, hot donuts and hot chocolate!  

Galactic Lights: The fun Star Wars themed evening returns this year on December 4th! Take photos with costumed characters of the 501st Legion: Garrison Titan, get in a snowball fight with a stormtrooper, and watch the lightsaber show performed by Saber Guild- Kamino Temple. Galactic Lights is included with your regular WildLights ticket price.

PAW Patrol: Chase and Sky are travelling all the way from Adventure Bay to meet your family at Woodland Park Zoo December 11th! Joined by local members of the Seattle Fire Department guests will have a chance to take pictures on the fire truck and learn lessons on how to care for animals.

Holiday Hints:

  • Tickets are now on sale online and can also be purchased at the zoo gates. Guests are encouraged to purchase online to avoid lines.
  • If you purchase your tickets online, they can be used for any single evening that WildLights is open.
  • Grab your umbrella! WildLights happens rain or shine! There are no refunds available.
  • Are you a member of the zoo? You’ll save 20% off per adult ticket!  Just bring your membership card to the ticket window to receive the discount or purchase online through the special link you should have received in your e-mail.
  • Don’t worry about going hungry- festive snacks will be available for purchase at the pizza trailer on the North Meadow, and at Gather and Graze which has covered seating. Outside alcohol is prohibited.
  • End the evening with a spin on the beloved carousel ($3 per ride) and a walk through the ZooStore for unique and nature-inspired holiday themed gifts!
  • WildLights is closed December 2,3, 9, 10, 24 and 25.
  • Purchase tickets and get more information here.

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