Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

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3400 Vine Street, Avondale, OH, 45220, US

Phone: (513) 281-4700


The mission and vision of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is dedicated to creating adventure, conveying knowledge, conserving nature, and serving the community.


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PNC Festival of Lights

The Cincinnati Zoo will still be shining bright as we’re once again transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 40th annual PNC Festival of Lights! Come early for more animals and stay for the lights!

In addition to admiring the beauty of 4 million LED lights, visitors can find the 5 Fiona fairies in Fairyland, take in a blacklight puppet show, marvel at the spectacular Wild Lights show on Swan Lake, or snack at one of two S’mores-n-More stands.

Sunday – Thursday: 10am – 9pm
Friday – Saturday – 10am – 10pm
PNC Festival of Lights Activities begin at 4pm

PNC Festival of Lights is included in Zoo admission. Visit the Zoo early and stay for the lights!

*North Polar Express train ride begins at 2:30pm
*Dec. 23rd is the last night to visit with Santa
*Full costumed characters (such as Santa suits, Grinch Costumes, etc) may not be allowed in the Zoo.

Purchase tickets here:

When: November 18, 2022 10:00AM - January 8, 2023 10:00PM
Where: Cincinnati Zoo
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