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PNC Festival of Lights at Cincinnati Zoo

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Visitors can explore over 3 million LED lights, meet the Royal Sisters of Frozen and see animals in 12 indoor heated buildings.

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2 ratings1 reviews
February 7, 2019
The Festival is Lights was awesome. We had a great time!!
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February 5, 2019
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January 31, 2019
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January 31, 2019
Went here on New Years Eve and it was beautiful! They even had an early ball drop (they closed at 9) and a fireworks show. If you're going at night the lights are wonderful, but you wont see too many animals because it's so dark. Still worth a trip to the zoo!
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January 31, 2019
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January 31, 2019
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January 30, 2019
32 ratings22 reviews
January 29, 2019
Beautiful lights! Good to be able to see many of the animals, too.
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About This Deal

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  • General Admission for One Adult, Monday-Thursday
  • General Admission for One Adult, Friday-Sunday
  • General Admission for One Child, Monday-Thursday
  • General Admission for One Child, Friday-Sunday

PNC Festival of Lights

The Cincinnati Zoo will once again be transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 36th annual PNC Festival of Lights!

In addition to admiring the beauty of 3 million LED lights, visitors can watch a Madcap black-light puppet show, ride the BB&T Toyland Express, search for fairies in Fairyland, marvel at the spectacular Wild Lights show on Swan Lake, or snack at one of two S’mores-n-More stands.

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  • November 17 - January 1


  • Fridays-Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Sundays-Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

PNC Festival of Lights is closed Christmas Eve. The Zoo is closed all day on Christmas.

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Promotional value expires Jan 1, 2019. Refundable only on day of purchase by voucher. Final Sale once voucher has been viewed. Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Not valid with voucher promo codes or in combination with any other offers. This is a ticket redeemable​ ​only for admission until expiration date; ticket has no value after expiration​ ​date passes. Parking not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.

About Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is a home to the famous hippo Fiona. It features more than 500 animal and 3,000 plant species and is one of the most family-friendly destinations in the region. In addition to hippos, visitors (1.9 million annually) can see elephants, giraffes, lions, rhinos, and gorillas and can touch smaller animals like tortoises, goats, pigs, and screaming hairy armadillos. The Cincinnati Zoo has earned the title of Greenest Zoo in America for its sustainability practices and is dedicated to conservation, education, and preservation of wild animals and wild spaces.

Must-see attractions include:

  • The Reptile House: Built in 1875, this structure is the oldest existing zoo building in the country and is home to slithery creatures such as the king cobra and the diamondback rattlesnake.
  • Africa Exhibit: The zoo dedicates a large hunk of its map to African wildlife, allowing visitors to watch cheetahs sprinting, zebras grazing, and hippos swimming in a tank with underwater views.
  • Elephant Reserve: Formally known as the Elephant House, the Elephant Reserve is a designated national historic landmark that was constructed in 1906 and currently showcases elephants at six different viewpoints.
  • Gorilla World: The new indoor habitat opened on December 5, 2017. Additionally, Gorilla World currently offers the opportunity to visitors to view various gorilla species throughout the entire year.