Reid Park Zoo to Be Adorned with Christmas Lights

Reid Park Zoo tomorrow opens it annual display of Christmas lights. Zoo Lights will help put you in the holiday spirit, with jingle bells, twinkling lights, falling snow, and Santa. Light displays, animal-themed light sculptures, and thousands of sparkling bulbs are part of the annual holiday tradition.

Camel and carousel rides will be open during the event for an additional fee. Free cookies will be provided each night, and hot cocoa is available for $1. Zoo officials say animals will have access to heated night houses and likely will choose to be off exhibit.

Starting tomorrow, Zoo Lights will be open from 6-8 p.m. every night, with an encore Dec. 26-27. Admission is $9 for adults and $5 for kids between the ages of 2 and 14. Children under 2 years old are free. Zoo members receive a $2 discount.