U.S. Bank Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo

Friday, December 23, 2022
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U.S. Bank Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo is back for another beautifully lit season. Your family can stroll through the Zoo grounds surrounded by a million lights! Visitors will see animated light displays, enjoy fun photo opportunities, holiday carolers, Santa's woodland workshop, roaming entertainers, and lots more in this enchanting holiday wonderland.

You'll also experience several themed areas. The Meet Me in St. Louis Zone is a showstopper, complete with a 15-foot arch, fleur-dis-lis and 17-foot steamboat silhouette. Other displays include Gingerbread Lane, Toy Town, Peppermint Pathway, Glowing Garden, Woodland Workshop, Frosted Forest, Artic Alley, Northern Lights, Butterfly Grove, and Twinkling Tunnel.

Returning favorites include the Wild Wonderland holiday maze, Holly Jolly Hangout and Cozy Cove.

Look for holiday carolers and other strolling live performances on select nights. Experience the 4D Theater featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in 4D. These attractions are free with Wild Lights admission and operate nightly weather permitting. 

U.S. Bank Wild Lights 2022 will be held:

Friday, Nov. 25 — Sunday, Nov. 27

Wednesday, Nov. 30 - Sunday, December 4

Wednesday, December 7 -Sunday, December 11

Monday, December 12 is Sensory Friendly Night for individuals with sensory sensitivities, like those on the autism spectrum, or with sensory processing disorders. This night will mirror the traditional Wild Lights experience, but also includes sensory maps, quiet areas, and trained Zoo staff to assist individuals.

Nightly, December 14 — December 30. Closed on December 24-25.

Nightly, December 26-30.

Hours for Wild Lights are 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Two admission time slots are available for each evening:

  • 5 to 6:30 p.m., and 
  • 6:30-8:15 p.m.

It is highly recommended that guests arrive during their specified time slot. You may stay as long as you wish, or until the event ends at 8:30 p.m. Ticket prices vary according to date selected. Members of the Zoo receive a discount.

More information and tickets: stlzoo.org

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