MXO ‘The Arts Unplugged:’ 1 Million Holiday Lights Will Illuminate CLE Wild Lights Festival!, By Chris Mosby, Posted November 12th 2021

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s Wild Winter Lights Festival returns in this month!,

More than one million lights will illuminate the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo this winter as the grounds are transformed into the home of Wild Winter Lights.

Besides the abundance of lights, this year’s show will feature live musical performances, and fun twists on other holiday traditions. As always, guests will be able to take photos with Santa Claus during their trek through the lights or drive-through the event.

“The tradition of celebrating the holiday season at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo continues thanks to the strong support of our community partners,” said Kelly Manderfield, Cleveland Metroparks chief marketing officer. “This year’s show promises a memorable holiday experience for everyone with both drive-through and walk-through options and festive fun for all ages.”

Wild Winter Lights opens Nov. 18 and will run on select Thursdays through Sundays, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Drive-through versions of the event will be available Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting Nov. 16. The festival ends Jan. 2.

Tickets for each event are limited and advance reservations are encouraged, the Metroparks said. Tickets are $20 for non-Zoo members and $18 for members. Four-packs of tickets are $54 for members and $60 for non-members. The drive-through experience is $60 per car for non-members and $54 for members. More info is available here.

What else will attendees see at this year’s Wild Winter Lights festival? Here are a few highlights: