Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo

Wild Lights - Detroit Zoo

By Jeffrey Buck

More than a million LED lights will be shining bright on trees, buildings and animal sculptures throughout the front of the Zoo for 24 nights.

Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo is back and if you missed the opening weekend have no fear as you have many more opportunities to experience the spectacular holiday magic. The yearly event which features live entertainment, seasonal refreshments, arts & crafts, ice carving and a holiday train display will take place this weekend, November 29-December 1. If you can’t make it there will also be several dates throughout December and January.

The Detroit Zoo is a magical place in winter and it will be even more so in the glow of holiday lights,” said Ron Kagan, Detroit Zoological Society Executive Director and CEO. “Our hope is that Wild Lights will again become a holiday tradition for thousands of families in the community.”

The Holden Reptile Conservation Center, Edward Mardigian Sr. River Otter Habitat and Jane and Frank Warchol Beaver Habitat will be open during Wild Lights; the remainder of the animal habitats and buildings will be closed.

“The Polar Express 4-D Experience” will be shown exclusively during Wild Lights at the Wild Adventure Zone’s 4-D Theater. The 14-minute adaption of the feature film starring Tom Hanks tells the tale of a doubting young boy who takes a train ride to the North Pole and discovers that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. Cost is $5.

Tickets for the event are $8 per person if bought in advance or $10 at the gate. Parking is $5 per car. The other dates are as follows:

December 6-8, 13-15, 20-23, 26-30

January 2-5, 2014

For more information visit the Zoo’s website here.

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About Jeffrey S. Buck

I'm currently a Project Manager at Cypress Partners, LLC in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism. Looking to broaden my view of the world, I spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Salford, a Greater Manchester University in England. I enjoy doing an array of activities, including following Detroit sports teams, SCUBA diving, traveling, reading, playing tennis, hand-written letters and going to the movies. I am the co-founder of the Woodward Spine, a blog about Detroit and its surrounding communities. The Woodward Spine aims to inform its readers about relevant news and events through creative and informative posts in these core areas: news, opinion, entertainment, history, sports and development. The Woodward Spine serves the tri-county metro Detroit area, concentrating mainly on the communities that lie along the Woodward corridor.
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2 Responses to Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo

  1. This sounds like it will be beautiful, please share some pictures when it happens!

  2. I’m going to make it out this year!!

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