Houston Zoo Lights Returns Today With Spectacular Festivity

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Houston Zoo Lights Returns Today With Spectacular Festivity

The festive event returns for another year to bring some much needed cheer to the holiday season.

Every year the Houston Zoo hosts a dazzling light spectacle for the City of Houston. This year, the zoo will continue its tradition for its 10th year from November 15 – January 9, 2021. [Featured image via houstonzoo.org]

TXU Energy presents Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo celebrates ten years as one of Houston’s best loved holiday traditions! Stroll through the beautiful Zoo grounds as you take in the sights and sounds this holiday season. Our Zoo animals will be enjoying a full night’s slumber. To see our animals, visit the Zoo during the day!”

The zoo is set to feature a myriad of enchanting attractions for the whole family. Highlights are set to include: a 125-foot-long Infinity Tunnel of Light; 33-foot-tall multicolored holiday tree; glowing canopy of butterflies and flowers in the hanging pollinator garden; the one and only Santa Clause; as well as Holiday Grove filled with hundreds of incandescent great oaks, flowers, and animal-themed lanterns.


Additionally, Houston Zoo Lights plans to feature *checks notes* snow in their Winter Wonderland attraction, as well as their Illuminated Ocean, the Great Ape Gallery transformed into an immersive underwater adventure populated with glowing jellyfish and other sea creatures! S’mores and hot chocolate will be available for purchase to keep your hands and bellies warm. Zoo Lights will feature a variety of special events this Christmas season, with Member Preview Nights, Brew Lights, VIP Experience Nights, Sensory Friendly Night, and Special Discount Nights offered on select nights Mondays through Thursdays.

Tickets are on sale now. Special discounts are available on select dates for military, educators, and first responders. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the gate.

See also: Texas Renaissance Festival, ‘The Largest Renaissance Festival In The Nation’, Returns This Weekend

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