ZooLights is a ROARing Good Time

by Borderstan.com December 6, 2012 at 8:30 am 1,736 0


Get in the holiday spirit with ZooLights at the National Zoo. (Rachel Nania)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com. 

From now through January 1, the National Zoo is helping to make the season bright… Like, really bright. It’s turning on more than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights to transform the zoo into a winter wonderland.

There’s no monkeying around here. The annual ZooLights festival is in full-swing, and this year the celebration is bigger than ever, thanks to a few special features and activities.

In addition to the light displays, ZooLights also has snowless tubing down the Lion/Tiger Hill, a solar powered carousel and a model train display. If animals are more your thing, don’t miss out on the opportunity to take a picture with Panda Claws.

ZooLights is also holding a special “date night” on December 14 for local love birds, where guests will be given exclusive access to explore the wonders of courtship and breeding behaviors of some of the zoo’s animals. Did I mention it also includes champagne? Cheers to that.

ZooLights is open from 5 to 9 pm December 7-9, 14-23, 26-30 and January 1. For more information, visit the website.

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