WildLights Celebrates the 30th anniversary of beloved tradition

WildLights Celebrates 30 Years at Living DesertPALM DESERT/INDIAN WELLS — Tickets are now on sale for WildLights at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. This annual holiday tradition celebrates 30 years by transforming the Zoo into a sparkling winter wonderland.

The festivities kick off Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and continue select nights through Dec. 30. Advanced reservations are required, as event capacity is limited each evening.

Presented by the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation, WildLights at The Living Desert
features more than a million colorful, twinkling lights and light displays with decorations and entertainment spread throughout the zoo. WildLights has been recognized by USA Today as Reader’s Choice 10 Best Zoo Lights for three years in a row and is in currently in the running for 2022.

WildLights Celebrates 30 Years at Living DesertGuests can stroll the numerous Zoo pathways that are decorated with holiday lights. New displays and features are set to delight including a new Tunnel of Lights. The 15’ tall
gift along with photos with Santa Claus top the list of attractions, plus carousel rides, roasting s’mores, entertainment, and more. Guests can also explore the trails of African
Safari and catch a glimpse of rhinos, giraffe, zebra, and African painted dogs. The G-scale
model trains with more than 3,300 feet of track, will be decked out for the season, as well.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase nightly.

WildLights Celebrates 30 Years at Living Desert“We are delighted to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the WildLights holiday tradition,” said Allen Monroe, President/CEO of The Living Desert. “The memorable festivities are sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit. Plus, events like WildLights support The Living Desert’s mission to save endangered species and educate our community about the world’s wildlife and wild places.”

WildLights is open Nov. 23, 25, 26, and Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16-24, and 26-30 (closed Dec. 25), from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with last admission at 8:30 p.m. WildLights’ supporting sponsor is HiTech Lights.

Admission to WildLights is $16 for adults, $14 for members, $12 for children 3-12. Children under three are free. For tickets and more information, visit LivingDesert.org/WildLights or call 760-346-5694.


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