Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo

Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo

In years past, you wouldn’t have been able to see the wreath because of crowds, but we got smart this year and went on a Monday. Best. Decision. Ever.

If you read my posts from the last couple weeks, you might have sensed my disappointment with Christmas light displays this year ~ Franklin Park Conservatory too expensive, and Wonderlights too seizure-inducing. But, let me tell you about a display that is truly worthy of the admission price and you should definitely check out – Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo. I need to preface this post by saying your experience will completely depend on the day you visit the zoo and the crowds. We went on a Monday at 6:30pm, parked close to the entrance, and were the only ones in many sections of the zoo. It was amazing! In all my years of going, we’ve never been able to “meet” the characters dressed up, but this time, we hung out with Mrs. Claus twice and Bumble the Abominable Snowmonster.

Eli and Bumble
Look at those lights!

Christmas lights have always been one of my favorite parts of the season. I’m someone who from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve regularly loads the kids in the car after dinner just to drive around and look at neighborhood displays. Kids love the lights; I love the lights; Sam loves the kids and I so he puts up with us 🙂 But the zoo was amazing this year. The lack of people really made for an enjoyable experience and the kids could run free without us losing track of them (always a plus!). Definitely put this destination on your list, and trust me when I say, it’s worth it to take a couple hours off work early and go during the week. Although, maybe it’s better if you continue to go on weekends and leave the weekdays empty for us 🙂 Ha! Just kidding 🙂

I loved the animal lights
Sometimes you just gotta dance on a whale tail sculpture 🙂
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