Larry Steckling 6:30 p.m., Sept. 21
A chance to see exotic animals at night makes an evening visit worth a trip, and through January 2 the zoo is also decked out with holiday lights and special performances. Expect music, animal-themed Christmas tales, and Santa holding court in an igloo while his elves bounce on a trampoline. Tying the wacky vibe together is the large, tropical toog tree in the zoo’s Front Plaza, outfitted with a musical light display featuring over 1000 bulbs.
It’s free with paid admission, and the zoo stays open until 8 p.m. during the holidays (no Jungle Bell festivities on December 24).
When: Ongoing from Friday, December 2 until Monday, January 2, 2017
- Sundays, 9am-8pm
- Mondays, 9am-8pm
- Tuesdays, 9am-8pm
- Wednesdays, 9am-8pm
- Thursdays, 9am-8pm
- Fridays, 9am-8pm
- Saturdays, 9am-8pm