Lights Before Christmas

Nov. 18 — Dec. 31, 2022
Mon – Thu open 3-8 p.m., Zoo closes at 9 p.m.
Fri – Sun open 3-9 p.m., Zoo closes at 10 p.m.

During Lights, the Zoo will open at 3 p.m. daily.

Member reservations and Non-Member reservations/Timed Admission Tickets are required for guaranteed admission.

Select your visit date and arrival time. The time you choose determines your visit start time. Once you enter Lights Before Christmas, you may stay until close.

Know Before You Go Guidelines

  • Know our current operating hours. During Lights Before Christmas, the Zoo will open at 3 p.m. daily. Monday through Thursday, Zoo closes at 9 p.m. and Friday through Sunday Zoo closes at 10 p.m.
  • Make Member/Non-Member reservations and Timed Admission Tickets for guaranteed admission online.
  • Get your Member reservations and Timed Admission Tickets ready. Be ready with your Member reservations and Timed Admission Tickets. Make every effort to arrive at your designated reservation time. Earlier or later arrivals may not be accommodated.
  • Parking/Entry. All guests must park and enter through the Anthony Wayne Trail. Broadway parking and entrance will remain closed.
  • Outside food and beverage is not permitted. Medical items and baby formula are permitted. Free cups of water are available at all open concession stands.
  • Hand sanitizers stations are available throughout Zoo grounds.
  • Rentals of mobility devices. A limited number of wheelchairs, strollers, wagons, and motorized scooters are available to rent at Bear Essentials.
  • Take photos and videos for non-commercial purposes and share them on social media: @ToledoZoo on Twitter and Instagram, and

Hey Members!!

Dates available for reservation

Dates are released on a one-week rolling basis. If the date you are interested is not listed, please check back one week in advance.

Toledo Zoo and Aquarium
2 Hippo Way, Toledo, Ohio 43614
Main Line: 419-385-5721  •  Information Line: 419-385-4040