PNC Festival of Lights
November 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Voted #1 Zoo Lights in the Country by USA Today!
Open Sunday – Thursday until 9p,
Friday & Saturday until 10p
Visits with Santa begin at 4p
Festival of Lights activities begin at 5p
Closed Thanksgiving (open during the day), Christmas Eve (open during the day) and Christmas Day (closed all day).
No additional charge. This event is included with Zoo Admission.
Try arriving before 4pm or after 8pm for PNC Festival of Lights to avoid traffic.
The Cincinnati Zoo will once again be transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 36th annual PNC Festival of Lights!
In addition to admiring the beauty of 3 million LED lights, visitors can watch a Madcap black-light puppet show, ride the BB&T Toyland Express, search for fairies in Fairyland, marvel at the spectacular Wild Lights show on Swan Lake, or snack at one of two S’mores-n-More stands.
NEW: Santa will be available for visits starting at 4 p.m., an hour before the rest of the festivities begin.