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Safari of Lights Holiday Display at Tanganyika

The Tanganyika Wildlife Park website says its Christmas attraction, Safari of Lights, is taking a hiatus for the 2023 season. The information below is what we wrote about it in past seasons.



Bring your family or friends together this holiday season to enjoy the drive-thru holiday light display that is synchronized to your favorite holiday tunes. Hot cocoa and popcorn are also available for purchase, so you can make this an evening to remember!

What is Safari of Lights?

  • A drive-thru holiday light show that is also a fundraiser for Tanganyika
  • The money raised will help support the animals at the park throughout the winter months

Safari Lights


Get a discounted rate of $10/weekday and $15/weekend from the 26th-1st. This means that for the remainder of Safari of Lights, all tickets will be $10 off! 

General Informaoiton: 

Dates: November 25 –January 1

*They will not be open on Christmas, Christmas Eve, or New Years Eve to allow our employees time with their families.

Times: Begins at 6:00pm DAILY with extended hours on Friday and Saturday

$20 per car | Sunday – Thursday
$25 per car | Friday – Saturday

Reservations required – click reserve tickets to see available times starting at 6pm

  • Tips for Visiting Safari Lights at Tanganyika 
    • Reserve tickets online at https://bit.ly/SafariOfLights to avoid scrambling to purchase them on your phone at the gate.
    • They will have hot chocolate and popcorn available for purchase in their Safari of Lights souvenir cups, but if you’re looking for ways to save money, bring your own favorite drinks and car snacks!
    • Bring the pups to get them out of the house this winter! (But please remember to keep them in the car)
  • Fun Facts about Safari Lights at Tanganyika 
      • They have the tallest illuminated tree around at 80 -ft tall
      • All proceeds go to keeping the animals warm and fed over the winter
      • This year we are adding an illuminated forest of lights

Safari of Lights

We asked Tanganyika what they wanted their guests to know and this was their response:

We want guests to know that Safari of Lights is more than just Christmas lights. It’s an interactive display synced to music (you’ll tune your radio to a specific channel) that supports a good cause – right from the comfort of your car. Whether you’re young, or old, have a huge family, or are a pet parent, Safari of Lights is a place for you to sit back and remember what it’s like to be filled with holiday joy. It’s also a wonderful way to bring families together as it seems everyone is stuck behind screens and not participating in holiday traditions like we did as kids.

  • History of Safari Lights at Tangayika
    • It started in 2001 as a fundraiser for their winter months. The winter months are the hardest financially because the park is closed to the public, so Safari of Lights is a way to help keep the animals warm and fed while providing a memorable experience for our local wildlife lovers.

Tanganyika Safari Lights Map

Here is more Holiday Fun for 2022: 

2022 Christmas Lights Displays 

Fall Bazaars, Craft Shows & Holiday Markets 

Watson Park Polar Express Train Ride 

A Country Christmas with Live Reindeer at Fulton Valley Farms

Bradley Fair Holiday Stroll 

Christmas Shows and Concerts 

Illuminations at Botanica with 2 Million Lights 


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