Friends of the National Zoo


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Smithsonian's National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
United States

Event Description:

ZooLights -- Powered by Pepco -- is bigger and brighter than ever this season! 

Join the Smithsonian's National Zoo in celebrating the holidays with its annual free lights festival. The Zoo will be illuminated for 37 nights -- from November 23rd through January 1st, 2019 (except Dec. 24, 25, and 31) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Over half-a-million environmentally friendly LED lights and animal-shaped displays will transform the Zoo's trees, walkways and buildings into a colorful winter wonderland. 

New this year, visitors can follow the twinkling lights down the pathway to the Elephant Outpost to the Zoo's new Gingerbread Village -- a magical land of frosted cookied and lollipops, giant gingerbread people cut-outs, and a gingerbread throne perfect for friend-and-family photos. Each night of ZooLights will also feature a live music or dance performance beneath a new interactive light canopy that responds to music creating a unique sound and light show. 

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