Fri. Dec 9th, 2022

The Akron Zoo is kicking off their Wild Lights celebration this week, Nov. 25-27. The occasion will run Dec. 2-4, Dec. Sep 11, Dec. 16-23, and Dec. 26-30. All dates will happen from 5 – 9 p.m.

Over a million Wild Lights can be seen on the celebration, that includes the Holly Jolly Hillside with lighted timber synchronized to music, and the Rockin’ Lighted Spectacular- an animated wall of lights set to vacation music.

Dazzling gentle exhibits aren’t the one festivities visitors can look ahead to.

Goodies for all visitors akin to s’mores and different treats might be discovered at Mrs. C’s Sweets. Company who’re 21 and older can get pleasure from grownup jolts (an alcoholic add-in for warm chocolate) and beer.

Enjoyable photo-ops all through the Akron Zoo can be obtainable, and visitors will have the ability to take photos with vacation characters: Ollie the Elf (Dec. 2-4, Sep 11, 16-18, and 23), and The Grinch and Frosty (Dec. 19-23).

Company can go to with Santa Claus via Dec.23, and visitors who go to on Dec. 10 can get pleasure from on-site ice carving by Elegant Ice Creations.

Vacation carols carried out by native expertise can be heard all through December. The Performers at Wild Lights 2022 will embody Mogadore Excessive Faculty Choir (Dec. 2), Akron Trombone Choir (Dec. 3), Weathervane Playhouse “Elf the Musical” (Dec. 4), Coventry Excessive Faculty (Dec. 9), Firestone Excessive Faculty Madrigal’s (Dec. 10), Miller South Choir/Chamber Choir (Dec. 16), and Vocal Jazz (Dec. 18).

Tickets might be bought on-line via the Akron Zoo Wild Lights webpage, in addition to in particular person upon arrival; costs fluctuate.

Tickets might be bought on-line. Tickets for member adults are $11 on-line, and $14 on the door. Tickets for member kids (ages 2-14) are $8 on-line, and $11 on the door.  Non-Member adults are $15 on-line, and $18 on the door, and non-member kids (ages 2-14) are $11 on-line and $14 on the door.  The Non-Member parking/shuttle payment is $3 per automobile on-line, and is $5 per automobile on the gate.  Infants (below 2) are free, however do require a ticket that may be reserved both on-line or in particular person.

Attendees who want to expertise an unique Wild Lights safari can e book on-line, the place extra data on non-public golf cart excursions might be discovered.

The Akron Zoo thanks Akron Youngsters’s Hospital and Cocoa Cola for sponsoring this occasion, giving the neighborhood a chance to return collectively for an extravagant vacation expertise.

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