Toledo Zoo Wins Best Zoo Lights Display

Posted Dec 12th, 2016 by Shayla Moriarty  Category: Community Interest,


TOLEDO, Ohio – The Toledo Zoo’s Lights Before Christmas presented by KeyBank has been voted Best Zoo Lights by USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice online public voting contest!

Toledo Zoo competed against 20 other zoos, including regional competition from Detroit Zoo who placed second and Indianapolis Zoo that placed fourth. In 2014, the Toledo Zoo was also named #1 Zoo in America by the same organization.

“We are extremely thankful for the outpouring of support from Zoo friends here and abroad that helped us win this contest. We could not have done it without all of our supporters voting every day and encouraging others to do the same. It is truly a win for this whole community, by this whole community. The country now knows what this area has for more than 30 years: Our Lights truly are the best,” said Jeff Sailer, the Zoo’s executive director.
The 2016 edition of Lights Before Christmas presented by KeyBank continues to shine through December 31, New Year’s Eve. The display will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Hours of operation for Lights are 3-8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 3-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Zoo closes one hour after last admission to allow guests to complete their visit.

Toledo Zoo members receive free and unlimited Monday-Thursday Lights Before Christmas visits plus one free weekend visit. Visitors can save $1 per ticket by ordering online at Discount Lights tickets can also be purchased at participating local KeyBank branches and Kroger stores.

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