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Lights Before Christmas

Lights Before Christmas

Toledo Zoo & Aquarium
2 Hippo Way
Toledo, OH 43609

Friday, November 20 – Thursday, December 31, 2020 | See Times Below

Sun — Thurs, 3 – 8 p.m.
Fri — Sat, 3 – 9 p.m.
During Lights, the Zoo will be open at 3 p.m. daily.

With over one million lights, the award-winning Big Tree and 200+ illuminated animal images spread out across the Zoo, the 2020 edition of the electrical spectacle is sure to be both merry AND bright!

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Gardens (Limited Capacity)

Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve
Open for Lights from 3 – 8 p.m., park will close at 9 p.m.

Christmas Day
Open for Lights from 3 – 9 p.m., park will close at 10 p.m.

New Year’s Eve
Open all day from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Lights on at 3 p.m., park closing at 9 p.m.


NEW IN 2020!

Carriage Rides
Enjoy a nostalgic horse drawn carriage ride through Walbridge Park.
3 – 9 p.m. on Fri. and Sat., 3 – 8 p.m. on Sun.
Tickets are $10 and can purchased at the Broadway gate (15-20 minute ride)

Yuletide Food and Spirits
A selection of freshly prepared seasonal sandwiches, soups and desserts and OF COURSE holiday cocktails and beers for guests 21 and up!



Ice Slide / $3
Fly down on personal or inner tubes built for two!

Carousel / $2
Indoor African Animal Carousel

Train / $2
Holiday Railway (Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting.)

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


3:15 and 4:15 p.m. daily in the Aquarium
(Through Dec. 23)


Brewdolph Bash | November 19, 2020

Polar Paws & Santa Claws 5k | December 13, 2020

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