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November 22, 2017 - December 24, 2017

6:00 - 9:00pm

25th Annual WildLights

The event kicks off with a special lighting ceremony for members only on Wednesday, November 22 – Members Night
WildLights is open to the general public beginning Friday, November 24th at 6 p.m.

WildLights begins Nov. 24 and runs selected nights through Dec. 24

Friday, November 24 – Saturday, November 25
Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2
Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9
Friday, December 15 – Sunday, December 24

6:00 – 9:00pm
With last admission at 8:30
Park closes at 9:00pm

Adults $10
Members / Children / Military (with ID) $8
Children (under 3) FREE
*Children strollers and Wheelchairs available under first come first serve basis

This year WildLights at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is celebrating 25 years of dazzling guests by transforming the zoo into a sparkling winter wonderland. This festive, annual tradition kicks off Friday, November 24 with festivities from 6 pm to 9 pm and continues on select nights through December 24.

New this year and in celebration of the silver anniversary of WildLights, guests will have the opportunity to visit with reindeer! Free with paid admission, guests can catch a glimpse of Santa’s reindeer and a select number of reindeer photo and feeding opportunities will be available for purchase each WildLights evening.

In addition to marveling at the more than a million colorful, sparkling holiday lights, guests will encounter a herd of life-size, luminescent animal lanterns including giraffe and cheetahs, explore newly added pathways and stroll through the popular tunnel of lights flashing to holiday music. Animal encounters and keeper chats, camel and carousel rides, and entertainment are offered nightly.In true WildLights tradition, the festive G-scale model trains with more than 3,300 feet of track will be decked out for the holidays. Delicious food and beverages will also be available for purchase.

Get involved! Would you like to sponsor a WildLights display? Don’t miss out on the fun, sign up today to celebrate this magical holiday with the The Living Desert and our guests.
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