Lehigh Valley Zoo
October 11, 2022
TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY FOR THE NINTH-ANNUAL WINTER LIGHT SPECTACULAR
The Popular Holiday Event Returns to Lehigh Valley Zoo for 38 Dates this Season
Eastern Pennsylvania’s most spirited holiday family tradition returns when Lehigh Valley Zoo and Christmas Décor host the ninth-annual Winter Light Spectacular (WLS), presented by Service Electric TV & Communications and sponsored by Members 1st Federal Credit Union. The popular event is scheduled for 38 dates this season, spanning from Friday, Nov. 11, through Sunday, Jan 1. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at winterlightspectacular.com.
This year’s edition kicks off with a pair of special offers for Opening Weekend (Nov. 11-13). Opening Night is on Veterans Day – so any veteran or active military member presenting either a valid Veterans or Military ID Card at the gate will receive one free admission. Additionally, there is a $5 discount for any Adult, Child, VIP Adult or VIP Child ticket purchased online to attend Friday, Saturday or Sunday when using promo code SECTV22.
Located at LV Zoo in Schnecksville, Pa., WLS is the Zoo’s largest annual fundraiser and was featured by USA Today in “Holiday light displays worth traveling for across America.”
In addition to 1.2 million lights – a total more than any other Pennsylvania attraction – WLS features classic holiday scenes, numerous photo opportunities, multiple fire pits, hot chocolate and so many other holiday treats. There will also be live performances every night featuring a popular princess (Elsa, Anna, Belle, Cinderella). Additionally, for the first time since the pandemic, Santa Claus will be back and available for picture packages during select time frames every event date through Dec. 23.
Revenue from the event supports animal conservation projects and programs at the LV Zoo.
For the third consecutive year, WLS will feature timed-ticketing set for two-hour sessions. This modification has significantly improved the guest experience since 2020 by greatly improving traffic flow into the Zoo and positively impacting parking availability.
For a full schedule and hours of operation, please visit winterlightspectacular.com.
Regular admission for WLS 2022 consists of lower priced tickets when purchased in advance: $15 for adults, $13 for children (ages 2-11) and $8 for LV Zoo Members, prior to online processing fees. Infants (ages 0-1) are free and there is no fee for parking, compliments of Members 1st Federal Credit Union. VIP Tickets priced at $33 for adults, $31 for children (ages 2-11) and $26 for LV Zoo Members are available in limited quantities and include WLS admission as well as a 2022 Souvenir Mug and unlimited free hot chocolate ($12 value), an exclusive hot chocolate toppings bar, a Smore’s kit ($4 value), a digital photo voucher ($5 value), one collectible WLS 2022 Christmas Ornament per group ($10 value), and a chance to warm up from the cold with access to the Jingle Lodge Lounge (priceless).
Regular ticket prices at the gate are $17 for adults, $15 for children (ages 2-11) and $10 for LV Zoo Members while VIP Tickets are priced at $35 for adults, $33 for children (ages 2-11) and $28 for LV Zoo Members.
Special group rates are available for advanced purchase for outings of 20+ people at $12.50 per ticket and 100+ people at $11 per ticket.
Looking for a unique holiday party for your employees, family members or friends? Cocktail parties for groups in the Jingle Lodge Lounge include food, soft beverages, a cozy fire, animal mingles and a place to warm up during your visit to WLS. To book a group outing, or purchase a corporate block, or learn more about boking a holiday party, please call the Zoo during normal business hours at (610) 799-4171.
While guests may spot some of the Zoo’s “night owls” during WLS, most of the animals will be off-exhibit.
Please visit winterlightspectacular.com or follow the Zoo on Facebook for daily WLS updates, promotions, contests, weather cancellations and so much more.
About Service Electric Cable TV and Communications… Established in 1948 and still family owned, Service Electric is the largest privately held internet provider to homes and businesses in the Lehigh Valley, Wilkes-Barre, PA and Hunterdon County, NJ. As the first company to bring internet to the Lehigh Valley, Service Electric continues to build its positive reputation in the community and the communications industry, offering a variety of Internet, TV, telephone and telecommunication services. Service Electric comprises three divisions; SECTV, serving residential customers, SEB – Service Electric Business – serving business and commercial customers, and SEN – Service Electric Network – the in-house production company, bringing a variety of local sports and entertainment to viewers. For more information, visit www.sectv.com.
Members 1st Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution with over $6 billion in assets. With administrative headquarters in Enola, Pa., Members 1st serves more than half a million members through its network of nearly 60 branch locations throughout central PA, as well as its robust digital banking and call center channels. For the second consecutive year, Members 1st was named the #1 credit union in PA as part of America’s Best-in-State Credit Unions annual rankings by Forbes and Statista, Inc. To learn more about Members 1st and to find your local branch, visit members1st.org or follow the credit union on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter.
As a member-supported non-profit organization, Lehigh Valley Zoological Society was founded in 2004, but it has been treasured community landmark for centuries. Located in the Lehigh Valley’s Trexler Game Preserve, we have educated and entertained more than five million people. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Lehigh Valley Zoo hosts year-round, family-friendly events and activities, educational programs, and camps. Through a mission to create a safe, engaging and enlightening wildlife experience for guests of all ages, the Zoo demonstrates leadership in the cultural, scientific and conservation communities. To learn more about Lehigh Valley Zoo, we invite you to visit our website, www.lvzoo.org, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.