PNC Festival of Lights Things may look a little different this year, but The Cincinnati Zoo will still be shining bright as we’re once again transformed into a “Wild Wonderland” for the 38th annual PNC Festival of Lights! In addition to admiring the beauty of 3 million LED lights, visitors can ride the North Polar Express train ride, marvel at the spectacular Wild Lights show on Swan Lake, or snack at one of two S’mores-n-More stands. Santa will be available for visits starting at 4 p.m. through December 23. Tickets Reservations Required. Zoo Members do not need a reservation Mondays – Thursdays from 7:30pm – 8:30pm through December 17 only. No entry after 8:30pm. Tuesday, November 17 is the final day of No Member Reservations from 2-4 pm daily. No additional charge. PNC Festival of Lights is included with Zoo Admission. The Zoo is closed all day Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.