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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