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 fireside stories, fun photo opportunities, the Conservation Carousel, and lots more in this enchanting holiday wonderland.
For 2021, timed-ticket reservations are required for ages 2 and up and must be purchased in advance. You must arrive at the zoo within your reserved time slot. High demand is expected and popular dates may sell out quickly. Capacity is limited to allow for social distancing.
You'll enjoy your favorite Zoo attractions beautifully lit up with twinkling lights, see whimsical animal-themed displays across the Zoo grounds, and go underwater through the Sea Lion Sound tunnel. Kids can enjoy costumed characters and fun photo opportunities.
You'll also experience several new themed areas. The Meet Me in St. Louis Zone is a showstopper, complete with a 15-foot arch and firework-style lights in front of a St. Louis cityscape background. Other new displays include Toy Town, Glowing Garden, Woodland Workshop, Frozen Forest and Twinkling Tunnel.
Returning favorites include Polar Pointe Pathway, Gingerbread Valley, Holly Jolly Hangout and Candy Crossing.
Look for holiday carolers and other trolling live performances on select nights. Climb aboard your favorite animal on the Mary Ann Lee Conservation Carousel and experience the Polar Express at the 4D Theater. These attractions are free with Wild Lights admission and operate weather permitting.
U.S. Bank Wild Lights 2021 will be held:
Nov. 26 — Nov. 28
December 13 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 with sensory sensitivities.
December 15 — December 30. Closed on December 24-25.
Hours are 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
More information and tickets: stlzoo.org
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 fireside stories, fun photo opportunities, the Conservation Carousel, and lots more in this enchanting holiday wonderland. Timed-ticket reservations are required and must be purchased in advance.
Surround yourself with the magic of the season as the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House becomes alive with living jewels. Escape the cold and enjoy the warm temperatures inside the Butterfly House's tropical conservatory as more than 1,000 jewel-toned butterflies surrounding you in free flight.
More than a million lights will illuminate some of the Missouri Botanical Garden's most iconic locations, walkways will be transformed into sensory light tunnels providing an explosion of visual magic, and traditional candlelight village displays, festive drinks, s'mores and great photo opportunities will delight crowds of all ages.
Visit one of the most dazzling holiday light displays in the Midwest on these special Family Nights when children's tickets are just $3.