Wild Lights - Year of the Outback

Wild Lights - Year of the Outback

The Zoo is decked out in hundreds of thousands of holiday lights throughout its 40-acre park. Bring the whole family to see our new Australian-themed lights!

DATES, HOURS, TICKETS

DATES, HOURS, TICKETS

Dates: December 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-23, 26-31 and January 1-7.

Hours:  From 5 pm to 9 pm. All guests must exit by 9:30 pm.

Tickets: Wild Lights event tickets will go on sale on November 17. Complimentary tickets are accepted.

Event Features

  • View hundreds of thousands of holiday lights throughout the Zoo, including new Australian themed lights. Click here to view the map.
  • View a new holiday musical light show
  • Visit the zoo animals in the Ecodome and the Imaginarium
  • Make a donation to help us raise funds for wallaby conservation projects in Australia
  • Warm up at an outdoor bonfire (weather permitting)
  • Enjoy BeaverTails pastries, and other hot foods and drinks (additional cost, open Dec. 1-4, 11-13, 18-20, 22, 26-31, Jan. 1-7)
  • Visit the gift shop (open daily from 5-9:30 pm)
Seniors Discount

Seniors Discount

Seniors ages 60+ will receive a $2 discount on Mondays December 5, 12, 19, and 26 and January 2. This discount cannot be combined with any other offer.

Notice

Notice

  • Wild Lights is a production of the Magnetic Hill Zoo and the Friends of the Zoo. The Friends of the Zoo is the Zoo’s volunteer organization which seeks to raise funds to better the animal habitats at the Zoo.
  • For last minute event changes or possible cancellations, visit our Facebook page.
  • Please note that visitors are not permitted to bring their dogs into the Wild Lights special event/fundraiser. Service dogs, with current vaccinations and a rabies tag visibly displayed on their collar are permitted in the Zoo.
  • Wheelchairs are available on a first come, first serve basis. Toddler carts are not available.
  • Gift certificates are available for purchase online and can be redeemed to purchase regular admission.
  • All funds raised via the sale of the Australian themed merchandize and cash donations will go towards the Brush-Tailed Rock wallaby conservation program of the Zoos Victoria’s Fighting Extinction Program. For more information please visit our Year of the Outback webpage.