Vote for Detroit in Best Zoo Lights battle

Posted at 11:54 AM, Dec 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-02 11:54:49-05

The Detroit Zoo is lighting up the night this holiday season with Wild Lights.

It's a spectacular light display of more than five million twinkling LED lights that will brighten the evening sky and illuminate buildings, trees and more than 100 animal sculptures on a trail through the front half of the Zoo.

Now, they are asking for your votes. USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards has selected the Detroit Zoo as a contender in the Best Zoo Lights contest. 

You can vote here through noon on December 21. 

Wild Lights will be held for 24 nights, 5:30-9 p.m., Nov. 20-22 and 27-29 and Dec. 4-6, 11-13, 18-23 and 26-31, 2015. Admission is $9 per person in advance and $11 at the gate for guests ages 2 and older (children under 2 are admitted free); parking is $6 per car. Tickets can be purchased online at or at Detroit Zoo main admissions. Tickets will also be available at all Michigan Kroger stores.

Additional highlights will include a new 20-foot-tall, 150-foot-long snow slide ($3 with admission) and Carousel rides ($2 with admission). “The Polar Express 4-D Experience”, a 14-minute adaption of the feature film starring Tom Hanks, will be shown at the Wild Adventure Zone’s 4-D Theater ($5 with admission). Children under 2 are admitted free to all three attractions.

Seasonal refreshments, holiday spirits, photos with Santa Claus (until Dec. 23), Wild Lights souvenirs and zoo-themed holiday gifts will also be available for purchase.