What to know about Columbus Zoo’s Wildlights, its 3 million LED lights

The getaway season seems to kick into high gear previously and previously every single yr, but by necessity, the team at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will get an before start than most.

To prepare for the unveiling of the annual Wildlights attraction, zoo officers get started environment up lights in early September — a method that remains ongoing even when “Boo at the Zoo” rolls all around in October. 

“We have a extremely modest but mighty grounds maintenance workforce and services group that do the job very significantly day and night time on placing up these lights from that point on,” stated Jeffrey D. Glorioso, the director of functions and promotions at the zoo.

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This year’s version of Wildlights will kick off Nov. 19, and carry on nightly from 5 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays by means of Jan. 2 (other than for Thanksgiving Day, Xmas Eve and Christmas Day). Masks are strongly advised but not essential for attendees whilst indoors. (Wildlights will open for zoo users from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 18.)