Detroit Zoo’s Wild Lights Back for 9th Year

Does looking at five million Christmas lights sound like a great way to spend an evening? If so, the Detroit Zoo’s Wild Lights experience might be just the thing to add to your holiday to-do list.

The annual tradition at the Detroit Zoo started last weekend and runs until January 9th. This is the 9th year of the light show. Wild Lights is a walking tour of the front half of the massive property of the Detroit Zoo, located in Royal Oak, about an hour’s drive from the Blue Water area.

Viewing the Wild Lights can take as little as an hour, or you can make an evening of it with dinner at the Polar Patio.

There are over 280 lighted sculptures to view and admission includes viewing the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

Prices start at $17 and go up to $38 per person for admission to the all-you-can-eat dinner at the Polar Patio. There is limited access and tickets go fast. Advance purchasing is required as tickets are not sold at the gate. Parking costs $8. 

Admission is rain, snow, or shine. Warm footwear is a must.

Wild Lights