PNC Festival of Lights

Celebrate the season each winter with the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's more than 3 million lights, choreographed light show on Swan Lake, reindeer and more.

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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
3400 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45220

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Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Rates

Adults $19 ($17 online), Child/Sr. $13 ($12 online), free under age 2

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Dates and Times

PNC Festival of Lights
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Fri, Dec 06, 2019
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
PNC Festival of Lights
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Sat, Dec 07, 2019
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
PNC Festival of Lights
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Sun, Dec 08, 2019
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
PNC Festival of Lights
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Mon, Dec 09, 2019
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
PNC Festival of Lights
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Tue, Dec 10, 2019
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Special Offers

PNC Festival of Lights
PNC Festival of Lights Package

The Cincinnati Zoo's three million twinkling lights, themed areas and seasonal entertainment will brighten up your holidays. Package includes your choice of hotel accommodations. Available November 16, 2019 - January 4, 2020.

PNC Festival of Lights
PNC Festival of Lights - Purchase in advance and save!

Purchase tickets in advance to save on admission to PNC Festival of Lights. Discount Ticket Pricing:

  •     $8 per ticket if purchased by October 31, 2019
  •     $10 per ticket if purchased between November 1 - 15, 2019
  •     After November 16, tickets can be purchased in advance for $15.00 per adult and $10.00 per child (ages 2-12 & 62 & up). 

Follow these steps to purchase the discounted tickets:

  • Click "Get Offer" link to order
  • Enter the following for Company Code: cheetah
  • Purchase PNC Festival of Lights presale tickets

​Tickets are valid through January 4, 2020. Email email [email protected] with further questions. A standard processing fee of $3.00 will be applied to each order. Regular gate admission is $28 per adult and $22 per child/senior. Parking is $10 per vehicle.

About

The Cincinnati Zoo will once again be transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 37th annual PNC Festival of Lights! In addition to admiring the beauty of more than 3 million LED lights, visitors can watch a Madcap black-light puppet show, ride the Toyland Express, marvel at the spectacular Wild Lights show on Swan Lake, or snack at one of two S’mores-n-More stands. Santa will be available for visits starting at 4 p.m., an hour before the rest of the festivities begin.

NEW this year at PNC Festival of Lights! Families will enjoy searching for Fiona fairy statues in Fiona’s Fairyland and taking holiday photos in the Hippo Hut, which will be decorated to provide a festive backdrop! More giant lanterns, including some that fit the soon-to-be-open Roo Valley theme, will be placed around the Zoo.  Guests will feel like they’re blanketed by stars in the new, immersive “Under the Seas” light experience.  AND, getting into the Zoo will be much easier this year with the additional entrance on Erkenbrecher Ave.

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