WildLights at the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens until December 30 | The Living Desert Zoo and Garden
Sunday, December 19, 2021, 02:00 – 05:00
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WildLights at the 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 to 9 p.m. and continues on select nights until December 30. Tickets are on sale now and advance reservations are required.
Presented by the HN and Frances C. Berger Foundation, WildLights at The Living Desert features more than one 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 choice of zoo lights for two years in a row.
Meet a herd of life-size glow-in-the-dark animal lanterns including giraffes and cheetahs, explore the new Rhino Savanna, and stroll through the ever-popular Tunnel of Lights that flashes to holiday music. A photo op with Santa tops the list of attractions, plus carousel rides, entertainment and more. Kids and adults alike will be amazed by the cheerful G-Scale model trains with over 3,300 feet of track, all outfitted for the season. Delicious 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 the joy throughout the park, we are honored to be part of the family memory making traditions. Plus, every time someone visits The Living Desert, they’re contributing to our mission to save endangered species, so we invite everyone to join in 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 December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17-24 and 26-30 (closed December 25), from 18 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. with last admission at 8:30 p.m. WildLights’ supporting sponsor 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.