It’s Wild! Elmwood Park Zoo’s Wild Lights Returns for 2021

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Images via Elmwood Park Zoo.

Elmwood Park Zoo is pleased to announce the return of its holiday lights event, Wild Lights, for its fourth consecutive year. Debuting in 2018, this beautiful and bright event is now a highly-anticipated annual celebration for families in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Wild Lights at the zoo.

Wild Lights transforms the zoo into a dazzling holiday wonderland, with thousands of lights adorning the trees, exhibits, and buildings throughout the zoo’s entire 16 acres. 

Tickets are on sale now for select dates, beginning November 19 and running through December 30th. Tickets can be purchased in person or online here.

As in previous years, the zoo has made new additions to its featured lighted attractions and decor installations.

Most nights of Wild Lights will also feature wild animal encounters, live performances, live DJs, photos with Santa, carousel rides, and more.

Photos with Santa are sponsored by Children’s Dental Health. 

New events currently scheduled to be held during this year’s Wild Lights include the following:

  • Dog Nights – Guests can visit the zoo with their four-legged friends 
  • Just For You – Guests with sensory sensitivities will enjoy smaller crowds and lower volumes during this specially-organized evening 
  • Montco Makers Tasting Nights – The Zoo Brew Bar and Beer Garden will host local breweries, distilleries and wineries sampling their finest creations

Details on these special events are listed here.

“We’re excited to host another Wild Lights this year, and we’re looking forward to sharing with our guests all the sights and sounds of the holidays,” said Al Zone, Elmwood Park Zoo’s Executive Director and CEO. 

The zoo’s evening events are scheduled for 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Admission is $14.95 for adults and children. Yearly Zoo Members can purchase Wild Lights tickets for $10.95. Children ages 0 to 2 years old are free.

Onsite parking is available and there is no additional charge. 

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Wild Lights is generously sponsored by Taphouse 23. Located in Bridgeport, PA, Taphouse 23 serves gourmet food and the finest locally-sourced craft brews.

Additional support is provided by T-Mobile, Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board, Tompkins Vist Bank, Norristown Fire Department, Lyons Recreation, Tube Methods, Genisys Credit Union, PECO, Twinkly, Be Marketing, D&S Elite Construction, and Children’s Dental Health.