November 22 — December 31, 2019

Sun — Thurs 3 – 8 p.m.
Fri — Sat 3 – 9 p.m.

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. in the Gardens

Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Now open for Lights from 3 – 8 p.m., park will close at 9 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 2019 edition of the electrical spectacle is sure to be both merry AND bright!

Ticket Prices


Mon — Thu: Unlimited Visits
Fri — Sun: 1 FREE Weekend Visit




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


Vote Toledo Zoo Best Zoo Lights 2019!

New in 2019!

Be sure to stop in the ProMedica Museum of Natural History in its first holiday season and warm up with a seasonal beverage or treat from the Café at the Museum while checking out the unique Ohio habitats featured on the first floor!

LED Display
Guests can move or dance on the Amphitheatre floor and see their silhouettes in lights on the stage.

Check back soon for new seasonal food and beverage offerings!

Rides and Activities

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

Carousel / $2
Indoor African Animal Carousel

Train / $2
Holiday Railway (weekends only)

Arctic Blast / $3
Snowball launcher (3 blasts per ticket)

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

Bundles can be used toward any ride or activity.

4-Pass Bundle

7-Pass Bundle

Wild Pass




Valid through
Dec. 31, 2019

Valid through
Dec. 31, 2019

Unlimited rides. Valid on date of purchase.

Santa Encounters

Via zip-line or train at 4:30 p.m. daily in Africa!
(Through Dec. 23. Weather permitting.)

3:15 and 4:15 p.m. daily in the Aquarium
(Through Dec. 23)

Paid photo opportunity in the Arctic Encounter®

Medical Mutual Polar Paws & Santa Claws 5k

Sun, Dec. 15

Give the gift of
the Toledo Zoo

Presenting Sponsor:

Winter Village Sponsor:

Dancing Northern Lights Sponsor:

Scenes of Wonder Sponsor:

Media Sponsors: