ZooLights is the perfect festive outing for all ages


20171127_182758The holiday season is upon us and that means it’s time to head to the Oregon Zoo for ZooLights. This event takes place every year and it provides a fun-filled evening for couples and families. In addition to more than a million and a half festive lights, including the majestic tunnel of lights, there’s also a carousel, train ride, and photos with Santa. The train ride provides a look at lighting displays that would otherwise hidden. There are vendors available with hot food and drinks to keep you warm while you walk along the lighted paths.

I loved the combination of colorful light filled trees and other animal shaped light displays. It was also a pleasant surprise to experience parts of the zoo in addition to viewing the assortment of lights. While there I marveled at a sea otter, leopard seal, flying foxes, mountain goat, elephants, and penguins. It was fun to be able to visit exhibits of the zoo after closing time. I would plan for a few hours to get the full experience of this entertaining event. If you only have the budget to experience one festive outing make ZooLights your number one pick this year.20171127_184454

ZooLights will run now through January 7, 2017 and is free for members every day. For those that are not members, adult tickets are available for $14.95 and are discounted for value nights. Click HERE for more details on hours and ticket pricing for ZooLights.

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