Tue 11/15-Fri 12/30 @ 5:30-10:30PM
As daylight savings time ends (and I’m one of those with the apparently unpopular position that it should be year-long!) we need something to light up those long, dreary winter evenings. And just in the nick of time comes Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s Wild Winter Lights, setting the entire zoo ablaze with “holiday trail” featuring hundreds of displays composed of 1.5 million individual lights.
The event, now in its fourth year, is divided into individual areas such as Candyland, Enchanted Forest, Starry Skies and Future for Wildlife Trail. At Santa’s Workshop, visitors will be able to take their photos with Santa. Adding to the festival atmosphere will be carousel rides, ice carvers, model train displays, costumed characters, model train displays, ice carvers and a light show centered on a 50-foot tree.
One pandemic innovation will still be in effect: in addition to taking in the displays on foot, certain days will be set aside for drive-through viewing. Advance reservations for all evenings are advisable. Go here to get tickets. The lights will be lit through December 30.