Toledo Zoo’s Lights Before Christmas annual celebration has become “THE” holiday tradition in Toledo and northwest Ohio. The “Big Tree” is an 85-foot spruce decorated with more than 35,000 energy-saving LED bulbs illuminating the night sky.
Lights Before Christmas display features over one million lights and more than 200 illuminated animal images. Other traditions continuing at Lights this year include the Ice Slide with Winter Village, ice carvings, live animal encounters, and, of course, Santa. It would not be Lights without the Zoo’s famous hot chocolate, homemade fudge, and baked goods.