Sunday, November 12, 2023

Tickets Now Available for The Wild Center’s Wild Lights

lights wrapping trees at Tupper Lake's Wild Center, Wild Lights exhibit

Tupper Lake, N.Y. – The Wild Center is excited to announce that Wild Lights presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. will be returning for its fourth season. The evening experience transforms The Wild Center’s 115-acre campus into a winter wonderland with a variety of activities and lit displays. Wild Lights will run on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. beginning Fri., Nov. 24 with tickets on sale now.

This family-friendly winter event sets The Wild Center ablaze with thousands of twinkling lights, turning the surrounding area into an illuminated paradise. New this year, visitors can enjoy:

  • Forest Music: the looped trail with over 130 trees wrapped in colorful lights and a new 6-track musical composition from Whatever Penny
  • Synchronized Light and Sound: through the woods, viewers can experience lights that are synchronized with the beats of the music
  • Make Your Own Wild Lights on Wild Walk: big red buttons along the trail can be pressed to turn nearby lights on and off in the surrounding forest
  • New Lit Photo Ops: brightly colored hexagonal light tunnels guide visitors through the different paths and trails
  • Ice Sculptures: admire “cool” new displays beautifully carved out of ice

sculpture at The Wild Center's Wild Lights exhibit in Tupper LakeGuests can head inside The Wild Center to warm up at the hot cocoa bar with a buffet of toppings to choose from, also new this year. The Wild Supply Co. will be available for shopping, and indoor experiences will be open, including Planet Adirondack and the Living River Trail, where guests can watch North American River Otters play.

Dates for the 2023-2024 season are as follows:

  • Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 24 to Feb. 24
  • Open nightly during Holiday Week – Dec. 26 to 31
  • Open nightly during Winter Week – Feb. 16 to 24

Admission to Wild Lights is to be purchased separately from day-time admission to The Wild Center. From Nov. 25 to Feb. 24, member pricing is $5 for adults and free for children under 18, and non-member pricing is $10 for adults, $5 for youth, and free for children 4 and under. Tickets and information are available at:

Organizations interested in renting the Wild Lights experience for a party or private event may contact Anna Stuckey at or 518-359-7800 x1-144.

Wild Lights is presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc. and is made possible by Adirondack Health, Adirondack Land Trust, Adirondack Regional Federal Credit Union, Duff’s Dumpsters, Mike Foote Insurance, Long Run Wealth Advisors and The Trailhead.


Photos both provided by The Wild Center

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