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Glow Wild 2022: An Animal Lantern Celebration – Select Nights Now until 1/16/23

November 23, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - January 16, 2023 @ 9:00 pm

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Get ready for the Birmingham Zoo’s larger-than-life illuminated experience! This extraordinary event will be held on select nights from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm during the months of November, December, and January. Watch the Zoo come alive with larger-than-life, jaw-dropping wild animal and sea life lantern creations brilliantly lighting up the night! Take a ride on the Red Diamond Express Train* or go for a spin on the Protective Life Carousel*. Spend all winter long with your Birmingham Zoo and GLOW WILD into the new year! 

*Additional cost

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*Select Nights – please check dates below:

  • Wednesday – Sunday
  • November 16 – January 16, 2023
  • PLEASE NOTE: Glow Wild is a weather-dependent event with nights being subject to cancellation. Admission tickets are non-refundable but are date and time transferable. Email reply to the payment receipt you received after ticket purchase to request date and time transfer. Or email


  • 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Entry into Glow Wild stops at 8:00 pm
  • Please give yourself one (1) full hour to see every lantern and to enjoy the entire event.

Holiday Hours

  • Open
    • Monday, December 19
    • Tuesday, December 20
    • Monday, December 26
    • Tuesday, December 27
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 16)
  • Closed
    • Thanksgiving Day  (Thursday, November 24)
    • Christmas Eve  (Saturday, December 24)
    • Christmas Day  (Sunday, December 25)

Click HERE for event details including pricing, ticket sales, and information for Members. 



November 23, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
January 16, 2023 @ 9:00 pm