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Wildlights at the Zoo: Nov 18, 2011 - Jan 1, 2012

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    Anne Evans
    Anne Evans

    Columbus Zoo Wildlights—Friday, November 18

    Columbus Zoo Wildlights (Christmas Lights)

    The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Kroger are joining forces with the Foodbank to help feed our hungry neighbors at the kick-off of this year’s WILDLIGHTS exhibit.

    On Friday, November 18 from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. visitors to WILDLIGHTS can earn a free admission and parking for the evening with the donation of five cans of food.

    The zoo is located at 4850 W. Powell Rd. in Delaware County. For more information, call 1-800-MONKEYS (666-5397).


    Dates: November 18, 2011 to January 01, 2012

    Times: Zoo opens daily at 10:00 a.m. with Wildlights activities operating:

    Sundays through Thursdays: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.,

    Fridays and Saturdays: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.,

    Closed: Thanksgiving (Nov. 24)

    Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and Christmas Day (Dec. 25)

    Cost: Regular Admission Rates Apply

    Free to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Members

    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans

    Tonight is the grand opening! :D


    Go early or sit in your car for a looong time trying to get in. My parents house is on Riverside Dr. more than a mile south of the zoo. Every year it’s backed up past their driveway.

    I’m for sure not saying don’t bother and don’t go. I go every year I can because it’s a great holiday spirit raiser. I’m just saying plan well.



    I went last night for the member’s sneak preview. Pretty solid job done this year, as with most years past as well. I would highly suggest not going on a weekend as vestanpance said, it gets pretty darn crowded up there.

    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans

    We’ve gone a few times over the past few years, but never to opening night. Sounds like it might be worthwhile to go another day as I’ve never seen traffic too back up when we’ve gone. ;)


    Mister Shifter

    Always enjoy taking my wife and son to this. Bringing a thermos of really good hot cocoa is recommended.



    Do they still do the Wednesday half off for Franklin County residents during wildlights?



    I would never do this, but I hear some people put something harder than hot cocoa in their thermos. ;)


    Mister Shifter

    Also, avoid the weekends at all costs. Unless you want to wait an hour to get into the parking lot and find a spot, and then have to wade through tight mobs of people inside the zoo.

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