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Wildlights at Living Desert


Celebrating its 22nd season, WildLights is one of the most cherished holiday traditions in the Coachella Valley. Nearly a million twinkling lights transform acres of the zoo into a festive winter wonderland.

The event kicks off with a special lighting ceremony for members only on Monday, November 24th. Philanthropist Ronald Auen, president of the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation, and his family will flip the switch at 6 p.m., lighting up the holiday wonderland.


This year’s Wildlights event includes the extensive light displays and also the popular Tunnel of Lights, where guests can stroll under a canopy of glittering lights, blinking and flashing to holiday music.

The more than 3,300 feet of model train track will be thoughtfully decorated and is a sight not-to-be missed. Enjoy holiday music and entertainment.

More than 350,000 twinkling lights illuminate the park after dark, turning the desert into a holiday winter wonderland. North American and African plants and animals as well as traditional holiday scenes are depicted in giant lighted displays.

WildLights is underwritten by the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation and sponsored by the City of Indian Wells.

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