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Lights Before Christmas

Lights Before Christmas

Toledo Zoo & Aquarium
2 Hippo Way
Toledo, OH 43609

Friday, November 17 - Sunday, December 31, 2023 | See Times Below

With over one million lights, the award-winning Big Tree and 200+ illuminated animal images, the 2023 edition of the electrical spectacle is sure to be both merry and bright!

Mon – Thu open 3-8 p.m., Zoo closes at 9 p.m.
Fri – Sun open 3-9 p.m., Zoo closes at 10 p.m.

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Fri, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. in the Gardens

Open 3 – 8 p.m., park closes at 9 p.m.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Open 3 – 8 p.m., park closes at 9 p.m.

New Year’s Eve
Open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., park closes at 10 p.m.

Make sure to reserve tickets in advance!



Ice Slide / $3
Fly down on your own personal inner tube!

Carousel / $3
Indoor African Animal Carousel

Ice Carving Demo / free with admission
Thursdays in Dec. at 6 p.m. in Main Plaza

Holly Jolly Express / $3
Holiday train ride through Africa!
Fri., Sat., Sun. only, weather permitting

Swanton Model Train Railroad Club / free with admission
Starting 5 p.m. daily in the Café
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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