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Published: Friday, 11/18/2011 - Updated: 4 years ago

Zoo Christmas tree lighting to kick off annual tradition


The Toledo Zoo kicks off its annual Lights Before Christmas holiday event Friday night with the lighting of its 85-foot Norway Spruce. The tree lighting, featuring 35,000 lights, will occur between 6 and 6:30 p.m.

The zoo hosts the holiday event through Dec. 31. Visitors are admitted from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 5 to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The zoo will close at 10 p.m.

Tickets are $8 for people 60 and older, and children ages 2-11. Admission for adults and children 12 and older is $11. KeyBank will provide free admission on opening night for active military personnel and their families with a professional ID.

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