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Wild Lights Dublin Zoo 2023

Embark on a magical worldwide adventure in the Dublin Zoo

Dates: November 16, 2023–early January, 2024

Wild Lights Dublin Zoo
Wild Lights Dublin Zoo
Wild Lights Dublin Zoo
Wild Lights, Dublin Zoo

One of Dublin's most popular holiday events, Wild Lights at the Dublin Zoo, gets bigger and better every year. It is an event for the entire family, so feel free to arrive at the venue with your children and grandparents. Now let's see what's in store for you!

What's in

In a nutshell, the Wild Lights fest takes you on a magical trip "Around the World," in which you will see some of the most famous global landmarks and symbols–but made of lights. The festival features exhibits and art displays of different cultures–from Spain to India and Morocco. You'll be able to explore the ancient Egyptian pyramids, take a romantic walk by the Eiffel Tower, learn all about Irish legends and folklore, and even go to space. Wild Lights at the Dublin Zoo offers a variety of beautiful Christmas lights, such as rope, fairy, net, icicle, LED-curtain, and more. All these aspects make the show a memorable experience.

It is crucial to know that there is a profound meaning behind the show. For example, at the festival, every display tells a story. It is a tribute to the people who told us stories that took us to strange and magical places when we were kids. You can find characters from Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, and other well-known fairy tales. Plus, the festival itself emphasizes the importance of saving nature.


Ticket prices range between €16 and €22 per person, so check the official website to see what option suits you best. Just remember to book your tickets online because they won't be sold at the gate. The festival doors open at 4 pm and close at 9 pm on Thursday through Friday. You may also want to know that the city gets very busy this time of year, so it's better to book your accomodation in advance (check out the map below for suggested options).

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Last updated: by Nataliia Chaika