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WIN: A night of family fun at Dublin Zoo's all-new Wild Lights

Wild Lights is back with a new cast of characters, all made from spectacular silk lanterns.

Faye Healy and Amelia Twomey at the launch of Wild Lights 2018.
Faye Healy and Amelia Twomey at the launch of Wild Lights 2018.
Image: Patrick Bolger

TAKE A DIVE into the deep blue at Wild Lights. Ireland’s magical night-time spectacular is back at Dublin Zoo from now until January 6 with a new theme, Ocean Of Light.

This year’s cast of giant silk lanterns are inspired by the wonders of the life aquatic, with giant squid, hammerhead sharks, jellyfish, puffins and dainty seahorses all illuminated in a rainbow of vibrant colour.

Visit the zoo by night to explore the new additions, along with three more new areas: Winter Wonderland (home to Arctic favourites like polar bears), Celebrating China and The North Pole (where you’ll find this year’s 16-metre high silk Christmas tree).

Visitors will once again have the chance to be wowed by traditional Chinese performers, browse the newly extended craft market and enjoy a delicious array of Asian foods.

To help you be a part of this year’s magic, we have a family ticket for two adults and two children to give away to one reader of‘s Family Magazine.

Wildlights Nina Kiernan at the launch of Wild Lights 2018. Source: Patrick Bolger

Want to be in with a chance of winning? Simply email your name and location to with ‘Family Magazine – Wild Lights’ in the subject line. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Family Newsletter below too!

Tickets to Wild Lights, Dublin Zoo’s night-time spectacular, are on sale now online at Wild Lights runs from Thurs November 1 to Sunday January 6.

T&Cs: Prize is a family ticket for two adults and two children (aged 16 and under) to Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo. Ticket can be used within one month of winner being notified, with the date arranged ahead of time, subject to availability. Non-transferrable. Full Journal Media T&Cs here

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