In appreciation for Lucas County voters’ levy support,
Lucas County residents receive free Zoo admission Zoo on
Tuesday, December 24, 2013. ID showing proof of residency
is required; on December 24, the Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 2
At the Zoo, you’ll see amazing animals, enjoy the Zoo’s famous
hot chocolate, and maybe even finish up that last-minute
shopping. Christmas Eve at the Zoo is a great way to wind down
from the hectic holiday rush. The Lights Before Christmas
is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The Zoo is Santa’s headquarters through Monday, December 23, but
even after Santa returns to the North Pole, the Lights
shine through December 31. When you visit, check out the new
outdoor ice rink and the walk-in snow globe (back by popular
demand), sponsored by Taylor Automotive Family.
Then – on Tuesday, December 31 -- ring in 2014 at
Noon Year’s Eve, the Zoo’s family-friendly
celebration, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For a full schedule of
Toledo Zoo events, visit the Zoo’s website at
In December, the Toledo Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily
(closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day) and is located on the
Anthony Wayne Trail (US 25), four miles south of downtown
Toledo. The Lights Before Christmas runs through December
31, starting at 3pm daily; closing hours vary. For more
or call 419.385.4040.