November 20 — December 31, 2020

Sunday – Saturday 3 p.m. — 8 p.m.
Gates close at 8 p.m., park closes at 9 p.m.
During Lights, the Zoo will be open at 3 p.m. daily.

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Gardens (Limited Capacity)

Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve
Open for Lights from 3 – 8 p.m., park will close at 9 p.m.

Christmas Day
Open for Lights from 3 – 9 p.m., park will close at 10 p.m.

New Year’s Eve
Open all day from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Lights on at 3 p.m., park closing at 9 p.m.

With over one million lights, the award-winning Big Tree and 200+ illuminated animal images spread out across the Zoo, the 2020 edition of the electrical spectacle is sure to be both merry AND bright!

Ticket Prices


(Reservations required)

Unlimited visits daily.


(Reservations required)



Kids (2-11) & Seniors (60+)


Vote Toledo Zoo Best Zoo Lights 2020

New in 2020!

Carriage Rides
Enjoy a nostalgic horse drawn carriage ride through Walbridge Park.
Friday to Sunday, 3 – 8 p.m.
Tickets are $10 per person and can purchased at the Broadway gate (15-20 minute ride)

Yuletide Food and Spirits
A selection of freshly prepared seasonal sandwiches, soups and desserts and OF COURSE holiday cocktails and beers for guests 21 and up!

Check back soon for new seasonal food and beverage offerings!

Rides and Activities

Ice Slide / $3
Fly down on personal or inner tubes built for two!

Carousel / $2
Indoor African Animal Carousel

Ice Carving Demo / free with admission
Wednesdays in Dec. at 6 p.m. in Main Plaza

Bundles can be used toward any ride or activity.
15% merchandise discount at Bear Essentials and Mpingo for visitors who show their Wild Pass wristbands.

4-Pass Bundle

7-Pass Bundle

Wild Pass




Valid through
Dec. 31, 2020

Valid through
Dec. 31, 2020

Unlimited rides. Valid on date of purchase.

Polar Paws & Santa Claws 5k

Sun, Dec. 13

Give the gift of
the Toledo Zoo

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