Detroit Zoo Wild Lights Winter Program

8450 W. 10 Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
November 23-24, 29-30, December 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-23, 26-30, January 2014 2-5
Hours 5:30pm-9pm Sundays, and weeknights
5:30-10pm Fridays and Saturdays

Check out our 25’x15′ L-shaped Town/Train layout.

The Detroit Zoo will light up the night this holiday season with Wild Lights, a spectacular holiday light display For 24 nights, more than a million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and animal sculptures throughout the front of the Zoo.

Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in winter as you take in the lights and the sights and enjoy holiday entertainment and activities for guests of all ages. Live entertainment, arts and crafts, storytelling, ice carving and a Lego® holiday train display will add to the festivities. Seasonal refreshments and photos with Santa will be available for purchase.

See all your favorite North Pole friends live on stage in the Off Broadway Productions presentation of “Frosty’s Follies” as they sing and dance and magically make it snow in a mini-musical holiday spectacular.

Wild Wild Lights will be held November 23-24, 29-30; December 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-23, 26-30, 2013; and January 2-5, 2014. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and remain open until 9 p.m. weeknights and Sundays and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Cost is $8 per person in advance and $10 at the gate for ages 2 and up (under 2 free); parking is $5 per car. Tickets: Available November 1

Visit the Wild Adventure Zone during Wild Lights

Go on an extraordinary adventure in the Wild Adventure Zone with “The Polar Express 4-D Experience” at the 4-D Theater. The 20-minute film features 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.

Also showing in the Wild Adventure Zone is “Happy Feet: Mumble’s Wild Ride” at the Simulator Ride. Mumble and his penguin friends race down the frozen cliffs of Antarctica at chilling speeds, and their icy journey turns into a suspenseful chase as they come face to face with the infamous Leopard Seal.

Tickets for each experience are $5 with Wild Lights admission or a “Bundle Up” price of $7 for both; children under 2 are free.

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