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We have now begun our

25th Annual


Join us for this amazing, Award Winning event celebrating the season. Our admission gates open nightly by 6 PM. (Please note we are not open during daytime hours again until weekends in March and daily beginning April 1.) Admission gates close nightly at 9 PM but the fun continues for those already in by 9PM

$6 per person admission provides access to our Drive-Thru LIghts and Walk-Thru Santa's Village area. You can add a drive through our Enchanted Deer forest for $10 per vehicle which includes a bag of animal food.

Your visit to the lights helps us care for the 100's of animals who call Hollywild home all year! Thank you for being a part of caring for our animals.


Because weekend traffic can lead to wait times, if possible we recommend coming on weekday nights and arriving closer to 5:30 PM, particularly if you come with very small children who can be impatient during wait times.

Extended Hours: We do have extended admission gate hours on weekend nights in December. Traffic tends to be heaviest on weekend nights so please plan accordingly. 2 hour wait times have been noted in previous years on Friday and Saturday nights in December so please plan accordingly.

Weather: related closings are posted on our FACEBOOK PAGE. Please check there first if you have weather related concerns about planning your visit.

Animal Food: We are not allowed to have visitors to bring their own food for animals. Animal food is available for purchase. Please note that animal food bags are not meant for human consumption and may contain human allergans.

Enchanted Deer Forest Notes:

1. The Enchanted Deer Forest Area add-on drive-through is where animals come to your car for snacks. Due to feeding regulations we must follow, you are not allowed to bring food in for the animals. That is why animal food is included when you pay admission to this area. Any food not used in the Deer Forest can be used when you visit with animals in Santa's Village.

2. Please note that this is an enter at your own risk area. Hollywild is not responsible for damage to your vehicle.


On this page and on the other tabs you can learn more about our amazing animal park. By visiting, you become part of the Heart of Hollywild, something celebrated year-round:

The Heart of Hollywild is three-fold - First, it's our amazing animals. Secondly, it's the care they receive here, and last, but certainly not least, is the experience each one of our visitors has here. That makes the Heart of Hollywild uniquely yours. As a non-profit animal park, your admission as well as the gifts from donors and service from volunteers makes Hollywild what it is today - and in the future. We thank you for being a part of the Heart of Hollywild!

Our Park/Zoo Season runs March - October each year with seasonal hours.

Our Holiday Lights Season starts mid-November and runs nightly through the first Saturday in January.

For additional questions, please call our park office: 864-472-2038. The office is open Mon-Fri from 9 AM - 4 PM. Messages left will be returned on the next business day. We want your experience to be fun and safe!

Click here to watch on video on petting zoo safety :-) Petting areas are available during both our seasons.

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