ZooLights


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The National Zoo becomes a twinkling winter wonderland once again this year during their annual ZooLights event on November 29, 2019-January 1, 2020!

Free and open to the public, the zoo hosts plenty of festive seasonal attractions and fun for all to enjoy, including their dazzling light show set to music. More than 500,000 LED lights transform the zoo, making your visit even more spectacular!

This year, ZooLights has also added Entre Les Rangs, an amazing field of shimmering and swaying lights, as well as glowing animal lanterns – featuring pandas, monkeys, elephants, and more – that can be found throughout the park. Visitors and guests will also enjoy live music, the return of ZooTubes, the Grump Holiday Market (Dec 6-8), and rides on the Zoo Choo-Choo! Plus, spin ‘round on the Speedwell Foundation Conservation Carousel!

What: ZooLights
When: Nov 29, 2019-Jan 1, 2020; find the time(s) here
Where: National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008
Event Details: Find them here

For more information on ZooLights, including details on parking and shuttle service, please click here. Also, please note that while the Zoo will be open, ZooLights will not be on December 24, 25, and 31, 2019. Some ZooLights attractions are weather-permitting and ride attractions are fee-based.

Operated by the Smithsonian, the National Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the United States. Open 364-days of the year (closed only on Christmas), offer guests free admission. A wide variety of species call this 163-acre park home — the Great Ape House, Reptile Discovery Center, and Giant Panda Habitat are visitor-loved attractions! Plus, the Zoo also offers seasonal celebrations and special events, too. Click here to explore all they have to offer!

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