Lights Before Christmas

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Admission to the Lights Before Christmas is $17/adults and $14/kids and seniors.

  • When: Late November thru December 3-8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 3-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
  • Location: (Map It) at the Toledo Zoo in Toledo, Ohio
  • Phone: 419-385-4040
  • Web: www.toledozoo.org/lights

Toledo Zoo’s Lights Before Christmas annual celebration has become “THE” holiday tradition in Toledo and northwest Ohio. The “Big Tree,” is an 85-foot spruce decorated with more than 35,000 energy-saving LED bulbs illuminating the night sky.

Lights Before Christmas display features over one million lights and more than 200 illuminated animal images. Other traditions continuing at Lights this year include the Ice Slide with Winter Village, ice carvings, live animal encounters and, of course, Santa. New this year is the Talking Tree that leads a short holiday sing-along and more cold weather animals than ever before. It would not be Lights without the Zoo’s famous hot chocolate, homemade fudge and baked goods.