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Best Zoo Lights 2020

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James Lee
• Wednesday, 30 December, 2020
• 7 min read

Visitors can meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus, watch a Wild Lights show on Swan Lake, drool over a gingerbread village, munch on s'mores or ride the North Polar Express train. Some 50 acres at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo are illuminated with 85 light sculptures during the park's annual Electric Safari.

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Select animal exhibits remain open during the festivities, and warming fires spread throughout the grounds offer a place to thaw those cold fingers. Visit Santa’s Village to see St. Nick’s sleigh and reindeer or snap a selfie in front of a Christmas tree.

Visitors can walk through a tunnel of lights, visit with St. Nick, get up close to Santa's reindeer, ride a carousel and participate in holiday arts and crafts. Festivities include a Holly Jolly Christmas Parade, nightly visits with Santa, an animated story tree, a Jingle Bell Bonfire and plenty of holiday treats, like s'mores and hot cocoa.

The San Diego Zoo in California does the holidays big with its annual Jungle Bells event, where guests can see light displays, animal sculptures and musical shows. A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

An avid globetrotter and professional storyteller, she has covered topics that include wild Tahitian getaways; Sicilian wine trails, delectable Hawaiian food trends and luxury beachfront resorts. Marla lives in New Jersey (Philadelphia area) and is a frequent visitor to Hawaii and Southern California, and often covers those destinations.

An avid globetrotter and professional storyteller, she has covered topics that include wild Tahitian getaways; Sicilian wine trails, delectable Hawaiian food trends and luxury beachfront resorts. Marla lives in New Jersey (Philadelphia area) and is a frequent visitor to Hawaii and Southern California, and often covers those destinations.

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Always up for an adventure, Eric is constantly searching for new and inspiring experiences, with a keen interest in luxury travel and urban exploration. Memorable experiences have run the gamut from discussing the future of food with Terran Adrian to sharing a stage with Coldplay.

Always up for an adventure, Eric is constantly searching for new and inspiring experiences, with a keen interest in luxury travel and urban exploration. Memorable experiences have run the gamut from discussing the future of food with Terran Adrian to sharing a stage with Coldplay.

Ferris Lopez is a food and travel writer/photographer whose adventures have taken her from tiny islands (Isle of Man, Lanai) to mega-cities like Mexico City and Hong Kong. A former vegetarian, Ferris has grown to appreciate carnivorous fare through sampling the best meats in the world, including smoked pork jowl in Thailand and whole hog barbecue in South Carolina.

Ferris Lopez is a food and travel writer/photographer whose adventures have taken her from tiny islands (Isle of Man, Lanai) to mega-cities like Mexico City and Hong Kong. A former vegetarian, Ferris has grown to appreciate carnivorous fare through sampling the best meats in the world, including smoked pork jowl in Thailand and whole hog barbecue in South Carolina.

Born in Manhattan, she now lives on the sunny island of Montreal and covers the Caribbean for a variety of publications including USA TODAY TRAVEL, CaribbeanTravel.com, and MarryCaribbean.com. A journalist with a boatload of writer awards under her belt, Melanie's affection for the Caribbean started young when her family vacationed in Puerto Rico.

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Santa is spending extra time at the Zoo this year. Families can meet in his study through Dec. 23 from 12:30-4 p.m. and during event hours (5-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday).

Tickets are still available to visit the zoo this holiday season and there will be timed entry. “This year’s festive event features hundreds of lighting displays across holiday-themed areas including Candy land, Enchanted Forest, Conservation Trail and Santa’s Workshop,” zoo officials announced Monday morning.

Highlights of this year’s event include walk-through displays, carousel rides, costume characters, model train displays, ice carvers, live music from festive choirs including the Singing Angels, and a dynamic light show featuring an enchanting 50-foot tree. Guests can also take photos with Santa Claus at his workshop during the walk-through event, as well as during select daytime visits throughout the holiday season.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the event’s capacity will be limited and guests are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance. Experience a winter wonderland with more than one million lights this holiday season at Cleveland Metro parks Zoo.

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.

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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.

Please note that Taillights will be closed to the public on the following dates: Taillights will also be open to the public on Thanksgiving Day.

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.

Electric Safari at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is the only place in Colorado Springs where you can see over 85 one-of-a-kind light sculptures while celebrating the season with our animals at the same time! Electric Safari was voted 3rd BestZooLights in the U.S. in 2019 and 2020 by USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice.

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Come celebrate the holiday season with sparkling lights, animals and fun for the whole family! Activities Santa will be available for photos and to hear wishes as he travels around the Zoo during Electric Safari evenings through Wednesday, Dec. 23.

Items can be dropped off at Admissions between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. any day of the week (by 2 p.m. on holidays), and between 4:20 and 7:30 p.m. on Electric Safari nights. Email for refund requests or to return free member tickets.

Sign-in (or register if you don’t have an online account) to reserve your member ticket by using the orange SIGN-IN button at the top right of the page. Click the orange SIGN-IN button at the top right of the page and choose the ‘forgot my password’ option.

Begin your expedition by strolling through the Living Northwest exhibit with lanterns of animals many of us are familiar with, including grizzly bears, eagles and mountain goats. Next, march through the magical Jungle Lights exhibit, where you’ll find lanterns of some of the most elusive creatures, such as snow leopards, tigers and gorillas.

Festive snacks will be available for purchase at the pizza trailer on the North Meadow, and at Gather and Graze where covered seating will be provided. The inside of the 1899 Grove (formerly the Rain Forest Food Pavilion) and the Brian Oak barn, by the North Meadow, will be closed during Wildcatters.

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