Lights Before Christmas presented by KeyBank

Category: Holiday Event

Event Date:

Tuesday, November 26, 2019


3:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Toledo Zoo
2700 Broadway
Toledo, Oh 43614

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GENERAL EVENT NOTICE: Due to recent concern over the spread of the corona virus, suggests confirming with the actual organizers that this event is still proceeding as planned.

Event Details:

Come enjoy all the season has to offer at the 2019 edition of Lights Before Christmas presented by KeyBank at your Toledo Zoo!

Fan-favorite traditions continuing at Lights this year include: the Winter Village, complete with Ice Slide, sponsored by Kroger, visits with Santa in the Arctic Encounter®, the Dancing Northern Lights sponsored by St. Luke’s Hospital and Scenes of Wonder sponsored by Comfort Line, Ltd., a 3D light installation that uses the Carnivore Café as a canvas to tell a unique holiday story! And it would not be Lights without the Zoo’s famous hot chocolate, homemade fudge and baked goods!

Also returning this year, Santa will be ziplining in toward his Arctic Encounter workshop at 4:30 p.m. daily November 23 - December 23. Gather on the Africa Overlook to see the jolly man in red arrive in high style! Additionally, the Arctic Blast is back but relocated to the Broadway Pavailion in the historic Amphitheatre! For $3 each participant receives three chances to launch "snowballs" at holiday targets. Height restrictions apply.

New this year, is an interactive LED light display in the historic Amphitheatre. Guests can move or dance on the floor and see their silhouettes in lights on the stage. In addition, a variety of photo opportunities and “chill zone” complete with concessions and fire pits has been set up on the Amphitheatre floor.

Lights Before Christmas will be open November 22 – December 31, 2019. Admission gates for Lights are open 3-8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 3-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Zoo will close one hour after last admission. Visitors can save $1 per ticket by ordering online at

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