Now — Dec. 31

Mon – Thu open 3-8 p.m., Zoo closes at 9 p.m.
Fri – Sun open 3-9 p.m., Zoo closes at 10 p.m.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Open 3 – 9 p.m., park closes at 10 p.m.

New Year’s Eve
Open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., park closes at 10 p.m.

With over one million lights, the award-winning Big Tree and 200+ illuminated animal images, the 2022 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+)




Santa Encounters

Visit with Santa at Arctic Encounter
4-8 p.m. daily, Nov 18 – Dec 23

Rides and Activities

Ice Slide / $3
Fly down on your own personal inner tube!

Carousel / $3
Indoor African Animal Carousel

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

Holly Jolly Express / $3
Holiday train ride through Africa!
Fri., Sat., Sun. only, weather permitting
Sponsored by The Toledo Clinic

Swanton Model Train Railroad Club / free with admission
Starting 5 p.m. daily in the Café
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

H.O.O.V.E.S., an equine program benefiting Veterans, will be presenting their miniature horses in the Amphitheatre on the following Tuesdays & Saturdays from 4-7 p.m.:
Nov. 22, 26 & 29
Dec. 6, 10, 13, 17 & 20

Bundles can be used toward any ride or activity.

4-Pass Bundle

7-Pass Bundle

Wild Pass




Valid through
Dec. 31, 2022

Valid through
Dec. 31, 2022

Unlimited rides. Valid on date of purchase.

Polar Paws & Santa Claws 5k

Sun, Dec. 11

Give the gift of
the Toledo Zoo

Presenting Sponsor:

Winter Village Sponsor:

Dancing Northern Lights Sponsor:

Dancing Lights Sponsor:

Holly Jolly Express:

Media Sponsors: