Are Zoo Lights Happening This Year

Elaine Sutton
• Wednesday, 16 December, 2020
• 8 min read

If you go out in public, remember to follow social distancing guidelines (at least six feet between you and anyone else), wash hands often and thoroughly, and wear a face mask. The year’s seasonal spectacular that's smack-dab in Hermann Park will run from November 14 to January 10, and it will feature timed tickets to ensure guests can socially distance while sipping their hot cocoas.

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So send a wave to Candy, the Taillights Zebra; stroll the 125-foot-long Infinity Tunnel of Light; and snap that selfie while sitting atop the giant ice throne. While you’re there, don’t forget to experience a Texas “snow,” and see dragons come to life in the 4-D Enchanted Forest.

As the holidays are approaching that means one of central Ohio's traditions is coming back. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium announced Wild lights opened to the public on Friday and run through Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021.

After roasting, seating is available for guests to assemble their own warm and gooey s'more while taking in our animated light display from the shores of Conservation Lake. Santa Experience at Polar Frontier, located in the North America Region at the Battle Ice Bear Outpost.

Enjoy the ability to speak with Santa, as well as take part in a safe and fun photo opportunity, while still maintaining social distancing. Many animals will be visible from the comfort of heated, indoor shelters including Manatee Coast, Discovery Reef, the Naomi Coyle Dempsey Quest for Enlightenment Interpretive Center, Vanishing Giants, the Reptile Building, and Bob & Evelyn’s Roadhouse Nocturnal Building.

Your sea lion encounter includes one 5” x 7” souvenir photo to take home as a memory of this special experience. You will be escorted around the Zoo in a VIP golf cart while snuggling up under a warm blanket with a mug of hot chocolate.

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For more information about these opportunities and other tours and experiences, please visit the Zoo’s website. Please note that all Zoo visits (including for Members) will require a dated, timed ticket to help ensure that social distancing and other precautions are followed appropriately.

After 3 p.m., Members will then be required to reserve an entry time for admission to enjoy Wild lights. All of our other guests will continue to be required to make advance reservations for timed entry throughout the entire day/evening of Wild lights.

This year’s Santa experience has been reimagined in accordance with Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. Each group that enters the building will not exceed more than 10 people, and each party will move through the facility following markings while remaining at least 6 feet away from other guests, the photographer and Santa.

The ticketing system will also help the facility manage attendance, which is limited by city regulations for reopening established during the COVID-19 pandemic, zoo spokeswoman Jillian Braun said. “Despite the loss of revenue this year brought on by the pandemic, we couldn’t fathom a Chicago winter without the joy of Taillights,” zoo Director Megan Ross said in a statement.

New this year during Taillights, the Children’s Zoo becomes, for an extra $3, an Enchanted Forest, with music, smoke machines, mirrors and more lights. Cleveland Metro parks staff can adapt many programs to be accessible to anyone who would like to participate assuming they meet the essential eligibility criteria.

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Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate or check out our many tasty treats! They were made specifically for Taillights at Utah’s Hole Zoo by Lightship of Bakersfield, CA.

During Taillights, the main attraction is enjoying our brighter light path and animal-themed displays. Our Zoo animals will be enjoying a full night’s slumber.

By purchasing a ticket to the Houston Zoo, you agree to properly wear a facial covering during your visit. In accordance with Harris County orders, and for the safety of our staff, guests, and animals, visitors 10 years and older are required to wear facial coverings that fully cover the nose and mouth.

You may remove your face covering while actively eating or drinking, but you should be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing. If a person with a disability is not able to wear a face mask the Houston Zoo will consider reasonable modifications to the face mask policy.

Multiple food locations will be available, including Cypress Circle Café during Taillights hours. Our main entrance is at 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, Texas 77030.

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VIP Tickets • We are pleased to be able to offer a modified VIP experience • Take a ride on the ZOO Railroad • Souvenir hot cocoa cups with a hot cocoa packet will be given to take home and enjoy. Reminder: Tickets may only be purchased at the member rate for those listed on your membership account.

Although the event might seem a bit different from last year, we are overjoyed to invite you back to Taillights Powered by LES for more holiday magic! We are humbled by your support and enthusiasm for the event and are looking forward to showcasing the beautiful lights display the Zoo team has prepared for you.

If you have any questions regarding your membership number please email or call 402.475.6741 ext. • Receive a Taillights Powered by LES souvenir hot cocoa cup.

• Masks required of all attendees ages 5 and older • All staff and volunteers required to wear masks and gloves • All Zoo staff and volunteers will have their temperatures taken before the event each night • Train sanitized between each ride • Hand sanitizer stations throughout the Zoo • Visual markers throughout the Zoo reminding guests to follow social distancing recommendations • Physical barriers throughout the Zoo, creating a safe one-way traffic flow • No cash will be accepted at the event, credit and debit cards only • Guests over the age of 60 and anyone with an underlying health condition or any person at a higher risk from COVID-19 is encouraged to consult their physician regarding the safety of attending this event.

• If a guest feels sick before their reservation, we ask that they not visit the Zoo. • An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.

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By visiting the Lincoln Children's Zoo you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 All guests age 5 and older are required to wear a cloth face mask at all times, while attending Taillights Powered by LES.

At this time, based on guidance from health authorities, neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas and face coverings containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings. If you arrive at the event without a proper mask, you may purchase a disposable option.

This means when you purchase a ticket, you will select the time you wish to enter the Zoo. While you must enter during your selected window, you are not limited to an amount of time in the Zoo, your experience can take as long as you would like.

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