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Lights Before Christmas

During the holiday season, the Zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland. The Lights Before Christmas holiday event features over one million lights, over 200 images of some of your favorite animals, ice-carving demonstrations on Thursday evenings, carolers, holiday treats, the Swanton Area Railroad model trains, and visits with Santa in the Indoor Theatre**.

Also be sure to check out our 85-foot Norway spruce located behind the Conservatory. Adorned with over 32,000 lights, this spruce boasts more lights than the famous Christmas tree in New York City’s Rockefeller Center! You can also find unique gifts and souvenirs in the North Star Trading Post® gift shop. Don't miss out on this family tradition!

The Toledo Zoo
2 Hippo Way

Toledo, Ohio 43609

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Local Number: (419) 385-5721

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Sunday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Special Hours: Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day




Adults (12-59): 10.00
Seniors (60+): 7.00
Children (2-11): 7.00
Children Under Age of 2: FREE
Advanced Group Discounts Available: 5.00 - 7.00
Groups of 20 or more

Events Dates:

11/15/2013 - 12/31/2013


General Parking: 5.00

Lights Before Christmas

Toledo Zoo decorated for the holidays!

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