Yes it is lights time of year. Decorations, lights, and outdoors always seem to go together well. It is also not the best , or most thought, of time year to go outside to a zoo. Zoos across our great state have learned this and have put the large outdoor space they have to good use. Around the state lions and tigers (and even bears) are being surrounded by millions of lights. While other spaces have lights and decorations, only the zoos have the animals too. So in that spirit we present Lights at the zoo’s:
PNC Festival of Lights
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
The Cincinnati Zoo will have a 25 foot tree on their swan lake, with floating orbs, all synchronized to music. A gingerbread village with hidden surprises will entertain. The Sisters from Frozen have a meet and greet at the Frozen Wonderland area, and Santa will be available 1 hour before the lights this year.
The Columbus Zoo has gone all out this year. They have a 42 ft tree that puts on a show. Santa is at home near the polar bears. They also have shows through out the zoo, and much more.
The Toledo Zoo has a Winter Village with ice slide and bumper cars on ice. Santa is in a new workshop in the Arctic Encounter section of the park. The Cafe is used as a backdrop for a dazzling lights show.