The Columbus Zoo lights up like you’ve never seen during the holidays. A celebration of all things winter, the Zoo’s Wildlights event, which runs from November 16th through January 6th, dazzles visitors with millions of twinkling lights, fun and interactive activities and more. It’s one of Central Ohio’s top family-friendly holiday traditions, as kids can take a trip to the Holiday Village to meet Santa, visit his reindeer and watch the jolly ol’ elf take a dazzling dive into the 10,000-gallon coral habitat at Discovery Reef. There’s even a train ride that takes you through and around North America, where you’ll get a close-up look at moose, wolves, bears and birds.
The magic of Wildlights isn’t limited to children, either. It’s quite the romantic scene as well, as guests can stroll hand-in-hand along walkways surrounded by trees wrapped in millions of LED lights. You can also watch the coordinated music and lights show that takes place around the pond every 20 minutes. When you’re tired, snuggle up at one of the many wood fireplaces throughout the zoo with a cup of hot chocolate. If you’re not in the holiday spirit already, you certainly will be after Wildlights.
If you’re planning a trip to the area to capture the magic of the season, the Hilton Columbus at Easton is conveniently located and ideally suited to be your host. We’re also located in the middle of Easton Town Center's shopping, dining and entertainment and just ten minutes from Ohio’s capital city. Book your stay today for an unforgettable holiday experience in Central Ohio.