Dr. Zoo Little’s Parade of Lights!


Step into the magical world of lights and discover the rare animals living within. Invite them to join Dr. Zoo Little’s Parade of Lights and celebrate the holidays in style!

Starting on December 19th, Dr. Zoo Little’s Parade of Lights quest begins! Read on to discover more about this holiday adventure!

The Big Picture:

Similar to previous seasonal, there are two parts to Dr. Zoo Little’s Parade of Lights seasonal. The first part is inviting guests to your Zoo. The second part – constructing the Parade of Lights buildable– will give you a free Ultra-Rare animal to stay in your Zoo when you complete it!

Getting Ready:

When you log into your Zoo, you’ll find a new friend waiting for you at the dock, ready to start Parade of Lights. Click on the animal to bring up the Parade of Lights menu.

Seasonal Boat

Parade of Lights Menu:

From here, you can see what animal guests have been unlocked, choose an animal to help, collect items, and ask friends to help invite these Parade of Lights guests to your Zoo!

Seasonal Window

The Parade of Lights seasonal has a story to tell! Each time you invite a new guest to your Zoo, you’ll unlock a new part of Dr. Zoo Little’s story. View the story panels you’ve unlocked so far by clicking the “View Story” button in the Parade of Lights menu.

Have questions about how to complete the seasonal? Just click on the “How To” button in the Parade of Lights Menu for an overview of how to complete the seasonal.

Use the countdown timer so you can see exactly how much time is left for the seasonal. Initially, the timer will show how many days are left. When there is only 2 days left, the timer will start to countdown in hours, minutes, and seconds.

Inviting Animal Guests:

Every 3 days, new  Parade of Lights guests will be unlocked for you to help! There are a total of 7 guests in this Parade of Lights seasonal. As with past celebrations, you will need to help the first animal to get the second, and then help the second animal before getting the third, and so forth. New animals will unlock every three days, but you will need to invite the previous animal before preparing the next.

The Parade of Lights guests will help you complete the  Parade of Lights buildable to attract the special friend to your Zoo! Read more below to find out how to get this special Ultra-Rare guest to appear in your Zoo!

Seasonal Items

You will need to collect special items to invite these guests to your Zoo. These items are the Evergreen Trees, Holiday Mistletoe, Holiday Ornaments, Holiday Candles, Holiday Coins, Holiday Wreath, and Present Boxes. Each of these can be collected in different ways, and each animal requires a different number of each material.

Collect the 2 seasonal items, the Mince Pie and Chestnuts from correctly answering the Daily Quiz.

You will have a random but equal chance of collecting either of these 2 items this way.

Collect the Holiday Cupcakes, Fruitcake, and Buche de Noel through gifting with friends or feed posts.

  • You can post to the Facebook feed asking for help 4 times per day per item, or once every 6 hours.
  • Your friend can only click once on each post to help. They will receive an item themselves for helping!
  • Feed posts expire after 24 hours, so act quickly!
  • You can send your friends free Holiday Cupcakes, Fruitcake, and Buche de Noel from the Free Gifts page to help them prepare their own Parade of Lights adventure, too! A player can send one request to a friend each day.

Collect the Mince Pie and Chestnuts by visiting your friends’ zoos.

  • Click on the boat dock in your friends’ zoos for a chance to collect a  Mince Pie or Chestnuts.
  • There’s a greater chance of getting the  Mince Pie, but don’t get discouraged if you receive the Chestnuts. It’s all part of the fun!
  • You can collect from the same friend once every day. You’ll receive one item per visit. A countdown timer will show when the 24 hours are up and you can visit that friend again.

Once you have enough items, click on the “Complete” button to invite the guest into your Zoo. You no longer have to wait for 10 friends to help you invite guests into your Zoo. Congratulations, you’ve invited your first guest! Your Parade of Lights adventure is well under way.

If the button is gray, that means that either you do not have enough items to invite the guest yet, or the animal is still locked.

Make sure to take the time to Check-in:


Are you short on a few items to invite to your Parade of Lights adventure? Click on the dock to “check-in” every five minutes (and even earn XP)! For every 3 check-ins you complete, you will receive one free Parade of Lights item of your choice!

Rewards and Upgrades:

You will receive two (2) of every animal you invite into your Zoo to place on your island. All the basic animals are Rare. When you invite a new guest into your Zoo, you will have the option to upgrade your Rare animal to an Ultra Rare. Upgrading your pair of animals will cost Wildlife Points.


If you decide not to upgrade right away, don’t worry! You can upgrade your Rare Parade of Lights guests to Ultra-Rares at any time during the promotion by clicking on the animal in your Zoo. The pop-up will have a button that allows you to upgrade. Once the promotion ends, you will no longer be able to upgrade your Rares to Ultra-Rares.

Note: You will be able to feed, collect hearts from, and breed Parade of Lights guests only AFTER the seasonal ends (i.e. when auto-trade begins).

Upgrading your Rares to Ultra-Rares has an additional advantage! As you’ll read below, your Parade of Lights guests are busy at work making materials for you to complete your Parade of Lights buildable. Ultra-Rare Parade of Lights guests make buildable materials 25% faster than their Rare counterparts! Instead of getting materials from the Barnyard Cow every 6 hours, your Ultra-Rare will give you one every 4 hours! Speed up your Parade of Lights completion by upgrading your Rare guests to Ultra-Rares!

How to Complete Your Parade of Lights Buildable:

The first time you open the Parade of Lights Menu, you will receive the Parade of Lights frame. An adventure like this isn’t complete with just guests; you’ll need something much more spectacular to attract the special guest! You’ll be asked to place the base in your Zoo after you close the menu.

Your Parade of Lights guests bring more than just fun into your Zoo this time around! Each guest will make a special material that you need to complete the Parade of Lights buildable. It takes each guest a different amount of time to make their materials; you’ll notice that each animal has a timer letting you know how long until its item is ready to collect.

Here are all the items you’ll be collecting from your guests:

  • Evergreen Trees – Get from the Winter Deer and Wreath Caribou
  • Holiday Mistletoe – Get from the Packing Seal and Elf Sea Lion
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 12/21
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 12/24!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 12/27!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 12/30!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 1/2

Reminder: Ultra-Rare guests produce materials 25% faster than the Rare guests! Upgrade your guests to complete your buildable more quickly!

When the animal is ready to be collected, the readied material will glow above its head. Click to accept the item. Invite all the guests into your Zoo to collect all the materials you need to complete your Parade of Lights. When the buildable is completed, the Parade of Lights guest will appear!

Under the Parade of Lights Menu:

Click on the Parade of Lights Frame to open the Parade of Lights Buildable Menu.

Buildable Window

Here, you can see what stage your buildable has been completed to and the number of materials you need to reach the next stage, as well as tips as to which guests will give you what materials.

Feeling impatient? You can buy buildable materials for WLP to speed up the completion of your Parade of Lights buildable!

Once you’ve finished putting together the Parade of Lights, complete with the Parade of Lights buildable  and all the guests properly invited, the special guest will be so impressed that it’ll choose your Zoo to reveal its secret identity. But that’s not the final surprise! The mystery guest is an extra-special Ultra Rare animal you get to keep in your Zoo forever as a souvenir when you complete Dr. Zoo Little’s 2012 Parade of Lights seasonal.

This means that if you decide not to upgrade any of your animals for WLP, you can still work hard, complete the seasonal, and get a free Ultra Rare to keep. To find out what that is, start the adventure!

Getting Started for Dr. Zoo Little’s Parade of Lights:

Two animals are unlocked right away and ready for you to start collecting items for:

  • Winter Deer; Wreath Caribou


  • Packing Seal; Elf Sea Lion


Dr. Zoo Little’s Parade of Lights adventure will come to a close on Saturday January 12, 2013 at 12pm PST. On this date, the campaign will end and the Auto-Trade begins, and you will no longer be able to upgrade or trade in items.

Open your Zoo to start your Parade of Lights adventure and be sure to check back often to our Fan Page, Forums, Blog or Support site for updates, additional information, or even giveaways!

Happy Holidays , Zookeepers!

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