WildLights at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens until December 30 | Living Desert Zoo and Garden
Saturday December 18, 2021, 2:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.
WildLights at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens celebrates 29 years of dazzling guests by transforming the zoo into a sparkling winter wonderland. This joyous annual tradition begins Wednesday, November 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and continues on certain evenings until December 30. Tickets are on sale now and advance reservations are required.
Presented by the HN and the Frances C. Berger Foundation, WildLights at The Living Desert features over a million colorful, twinkling lights and light shows with decorations and entertainment spread throughout the zoo and has been recognized by USA Today as the Best Zoo Lights Reader’s Choice for two years in a row.
Meet a herd of life-size luminescent animal lanterns including giraffes and cheetahs, explore the new Rhino Savanna, and stroll through the ever-popular tunnel of lights flashing to the sound of holiday music. A photo op with Santa Claus tops the list of attractions, along with rides, entertainment and more. Children and adults alike will be in awe of the cheerful G-scale model trains with over 3,300 feet of track, all seasoned for the season. Tasty food and drinks will also be available for purchase.
“This year we have so much to celebrate and we are thrilled to welcome our guests back to WildLights this holiday season,” said Allen Monroe, President and CEO of The Living Desert. “With our new Rhino Savanna and cheerfulness throughout the park, we are honored to be part of families’ memory-making traditions. Plus, every time someone visits The Living Desert they help advance our mission to save endangered species, so we invite everyone to join in on the festivities while supporting an important cause.
WildLights, presented by the HN and the Frances C. Berger Foundation, is open November 24, 26, 27 and 3, 4, 10, 11, 17-24 and 26-30 (closed December 25), from 6 p.m. at 9:00 p.m. with last admission at 8:30 p.m. The supporting sponsor of WildLights is HiTech Lights.
Advance reservations are required for members and guests. Admission to WildLights is $ 16 for adults, $ 14 for members, $ 12 for children 3-12 and military (with ID). Children under three are free. For tickets and more information, visit or call 760-346-5694.