The holidays in Los Angeles aren’t complete without spending an evening at Los Angeles Zoo Lights. It’s a glowing winter wonderland of sparkle lights with a bunch of wild animals wondering what all the commotion is about.
The lines were swarming at the Zoo Lights entrance when we arrived. We bought our tickets online and had a timed appointment. As soon as our time was called we walked right in.
Inside the gate, the zoo was lit up brilliantly as far as the eye could see. I can’t imagine who hung all the lights amid rhinos and lions and lived to tell about it. It was a bone-chilling evening for Los Angeles and we were all bundled up as if we were going to the North Pole.
We went as a group of 6 oldsters but split up because part of our group wanted to eat right away and others wanted to roam. I was one of the roamers and tried to see as much of the magical Zoo Lights as I could and get a good walk in at the same time.
Zoo Lights in all their glory
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A carousel inside the zoo was brightly lit and gave some of the adults a chance to be kids again.
Several vendors like Stella Artois offered free holiday cheer, making our nighttime experience even more fun.
Our evening at Los Angeles Zoo Lights was phantasmagorical and we were all ready to go back to the zoo again. I was happy to work off some holiday calories and glad I didn’t trip in the dark. The Los Angeles Zoo Lights is an annual event during the holiday season so if you’re in the area, don’t miss it.
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