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Wild Winter Lights return to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

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Posted at 1:18 PM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 06:46:58-05

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo will transform into a winter wonderland this season for the Wild Winter Lights event.

With more than a million individual lights displayed around the zoo, Wild Winter Lights will provide a festive and fun entertainment option this holiday season.

The Wild Winter Lights event starts Nov. 17. After the first two days of the event, the light display will run through Jan. 3, Thursdays through Sundays, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each night.

If walking in the chilly holiday air isn’t your style, the zoo has an option to experience the light display from your vehicle.

“Wild Winter Lights promises a memorable holiday experience for everyone this year thanks to the support from our community partner NOPEC,” said Kelly Manderfield, Cleveland Metroparks' Chief Marketing Officer. “This year, we’ve put a greater emphasis on improving access to our special events so guests can experience our festive lighting display on foot or in their vehicle.”

In addition to the walk-through and drive-through displays, the event will feature carousel rides, costume characters, ice carvers, model train displays, live music from choirs and a visit from Santa Claus.

Capacity at this year’s Wild Winter Lights is limited, and guests are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has planned to set up hand-washing stations throughout the area. Guests over the age of 6 are required to wear a face mask or covering during their visit, unless they are in their vehicle.

To learn more about the Wild Winter Lights event at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, click here.

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