December Events at the Toledo Zoo

Daily Dose  |  11/06/2018 9:00 am

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at your Zoo!

Lights Before Christmas, presented by KeyBank
Daily through Mon, Dec. 31, 2018                     

Come celebrate the 2018 edition of Toledo’s favorite holiday tradition. The Lights are both merry and bright, with over a million sparkling lights, animated displays, Ice Slide, visits with Santa and more! More information including hours and pricing can be found at

LBC Overnights
Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 29                                        
Enjoy the Zoo for Lights --- then spend the night! This overnight experience features up-close encounters with animals, special talks by Zoo staff, evening cookies and cocoa and a continental breakfast. For more overnight information, please visit  

Wonderful Winter Wreath Workshop
Sat, Dec. 1                                                        
Our horticulture staff will provide all the materials and guidance needed to create a beautiful evergreen wreath to grace your front door or holiday table. No experience is necessary, just bring your creative holiday spirit, enjoy the ambiance set by holiday music and seasonal sweets and spirits and leave with an amazing arrangement. Reservations are required. Workshop is 9:30 a.m. – noon. Register and learn more at

YPAC Holiday Howler
Wed, Dec. 5                                                      
Join Young Professionals for Animals and Conservation from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Malawi Event Center to hear from curator of birds, Chuck Cerbini. Guests will have the chance to meet one of the Zoo’s penguins! Register and learn more at

Ice carvings at Lights
Thurs, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27                                    
Watch ice masterpieces take shape right before your eyes in the Zoo’s Main Plaza beginning at 6 p.m.

Zoo and Lights CLOSED
Mon, Dec. 24                                                     

Zoo and Lights CLOSED
Tue, Dec. 25                                                      

Winter Camps (Ages 5-12)
December 27, 28                                               
Need some kid-free time to make returns or just cure that cabin fever? Drop off your child at the Zoo from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. for a winter adventure that promises exciting exhibit tours, amazing animal visitors, cool crafts and goofy games. Separate fee; member discount applies. For full details and online registration, please visit

Noon Year’s Eve
Mon, Dec. 31, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.                           
Ring in the new year at the stroke of…NOON! Kids and families start the New Year a little early by committing to a reZOOlution and gathering for the ball rising at noon, complete with an apple juice toast and singing of “Auld Lang Syne.”

Zoo and Lights CLOSED
Tue, Jan 1, 2019