PNC Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo

Here are the highLIGHTS of the PNC Festival of Lights this year…

  • NEW Wild Lights Show on Swan Lake
  • New Frozen Wonderland themed area where you can meet everyone’s favorite Royal Sisters.
  • Gingerbread Village – Peer through the windows to find the mouse in each of the newly themed gingerbread houses.
  • S’mores-N-More location by the Skyline Stand in Vine Street Village and near the 4-D Theater
  • Madcap Puppets’ Black-Light showWinter Wonders
  • Santa  (through 12/23)
  • Strolling entertainment
  • Themed areas
  • Toyland Express Train Ride
  • Fairyland – find the 5 hidden fairies
  • Holiday Post Office
  • Visits with Mrs. Claus

Pick up your half-price coupons at Skyline Chili valid November 30 and December 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9th.

Warm up with a variety of holiday treats available throughout the park.

  • I.B. Back Nut Hut: THREE LOCATIONS! Located near Vine Street Entrance, Wings of Wonder, and next to Zoo Cafe.
  • Watering Hole: Located next to Historic Vine Street Village. Enjoy specialty fries, popcorn, carmel corn, six different domestic and premium beers, and hot chocolate. Counter service and outdoor seating.
  • Outpost: Located near Gingerbread Village/Whiting Safari Camp. Get refreshed with hot chocolate, beer, popcorn, cotton candy, carmel corn, and funnel cakes. Counter service and outdoor seating.
  • Rudolph’s Sugar Shack: Located in Gingerbread Village/Whiting Safari Camp. Enjoy hot chocolate, funnel cakes and deep-fried Oreos and more! Outdoor seating.
  • Safari Grill: Located in Gingerbread Village/Whiting Safari Camp. Choose from regular menu items. Outdoor seating.
  • LaRosa’s: Located across from Kroger Lords of the Arctic. Choose from pizza, snacks, beer, and other refreshments. Outdoor seating.
  • Polar Expresso: Located near Kroger Lords of the Arctic. Choose from coffee. lattes, espresso, hot chocolate and indulge in some sweet treats. Outdoor seating.
  • Funnel Cake Factory: Located near the entrance to Wolf Woods. Enjoy fresh funnel cakes, soda, and hot chocolate. Counter service only.
  • Santa’s Sweet Treats: Located next to The Zoo Cafe. Choose from flavored coffees, lattes, hot chocolate and indulge in sweet treats.
  • The Base Camp Cafe is the “Greenest Restaurant in America.” What’s on the menu?
  • The Cantina: Located across from The Zoo Cafe. Enjoy hot chocolate, beer, jumbo soft pretzels, popcorn, and carmel corn. Counter service only.

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