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Thanks for sharing another amazing holiday season with us!

Don’t Miss these Activities and Special Events

Let it glow, let it glow, let it glow

More than 600,000 energy-efficient LED lights recreate wild animals and wild places in two and three dimensions along the zoo’s pathways and North Meadow.

Indoor snowball fight in Snowmazium

Family winter fun! Build a snow creature, hear a snow story—and watch out, a snowball fight can break out at any time!

Take a night ride on the carousel

The festively lit Historic Carousel is open nightly for WildLights guests ($2 per ride)

Seahawks Night: Dec 12

WildLights celebrates the 12s on 12/12! Meet Blitz and take a photo, swing by the Hawks Nest (Rain Forest Food Pavilion),  and go on a Seahawks Scavenger Hunt for a chance to score a pair of tickets to see the Hawks take on L.A., 12/15 at CenturyLink. Tons of fun activities to enjoy and show your Seahawks love!

Get your photo with Santa

Santa will stop by WildLights every Friday through Sunday prior to Christmas as well as December 19 through 23. Head over to Santa’s Camp to meet the jolly old fella and get your holiday photo with him (packages available for purchase).

Meet the reindeer

Stop by the north end of the zoo to meet two special visitors exclusively for WildLights guests, a pair of reindeer! Look for the reindeer shelter nearby the zoo's Historic Carousel.

Creatures are stirring

While the zoo’s animals will be tucked in for the night, select indoor exhibits will be open to explore, including the Day Exhibit and the north portion of the Adaptations Building, home to meerkats and nocturnal animals such as sloths and fruit bats. 

Check the calendar for additional ambassador animal encounters on Fridays through Sundays.

#WPZWildLights Photo Contest

Share your brightest smiles using #wpzwildlights for a chance to win an awesome zoo prize package.

Read the official rules

The Winter Warm-Up

All Ages Welcome!

Guests 21 and older can enjoy a selection of beer, wine, mulled wine and spiked hot cider while cozying-up under the covered space. Open every night. ID required.

Guests of all ages can fill up with food options including a hot bowl of chowder and pizza. Keep warm with winter favorites including hot chocolate and fresh, hot donuts.

Pokémon Go Night: Dec. 14

Snowmazium becomes a Pokemon Gym and the Rain Forest Food Pavilion becomes Trainer Headquarters. Plus we will be dropping a ton of lures all over zoo grounds.

Shop the ZooStore for holiday gifts

Don't miss out on the most unique gifts you can find for the animal lovers in your pack! Pick up nature-inspired holiday decor and gifts for all ages at the ZooStore.