While preparing for my post this week, I was thinking back to my most fondest Christmas memories. I love Christmas, and I love being able to spend time with friends and family. So of course, most of my memories tend to revolve around the things I’ve done with my friends and family. In the most recent years, I’ve made it a tradition to take my two kids to ZooLights at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. We’ve gone alone once or twice, but most times we go with friends. (As I was looking up the links to the zoo, I realized that this is only the 4th year for ZooLights! I guess we’ve been every year! How cool is that?!)
Back in August I wrote about how much I love going to events at the zoo, and this one is no different. (When I told my son we were going to ZooLights this year, he asked if they were going to serve us ice cream again-like at Ice Cream Zoofari. I just love that little boy.) I’m betting if you follow the zoo, or any local news station on Facebook, you’ve probably already heard a lot about ZooLights.
And that’s okay.
I, too, want to share ZooLights with you all because it really is a fun event. Not only that, but I truly love the zoo and support it in many ways.
If you’ve never been to ZooLights, it’s a time when you can go to the zoo in the evening, and see it all lit up for Christmas. If you get there early enough, while the sun still out, you can see some of the animals. However, once the sun goes down it’s hard to see the animals. Having said that, it’s still fun to be at the zoo in the evening. I mean how often do you get to walk around the zoo when it’s dark?! The kids love it, as do I. Even though you may not see very many animals, Stingray Bay is open, as well as Sea Lion Cove and the reptile house. I’m not going to lie, I’m a true California girl, and being cold is not one of my favorite things. So, going into the reptile house is always a treat for me.
Aside from the animals, my most favorite part of zoo lights are-the lights! I love, love, love how the zoo is decorated. The lights are so pretty, words can’t even describe how beautiful they are. The lights bring something magical to the zoo and it’s really something to experience.
So now is the time where I tell you to go to Zoolights. Take your friends, take your children-make a night of it! I love walking around the zoo with the people I love. Not only do I enjoy the lights, but I enjoy my company. Walking around the zoo with those I love makes the cold bearable. I love laughing with my friends, and I love seeing the smiles on my children’s faces. One of their favorite parts of ZooLights is getting the holographic glasses. (Only $2.00) The holographic glasses turn the lights into snowman, reindeer, Santa, or snowflakes. It’s so awesome to see the lights change!
Some important information for you if you go.
These are the days for ZooLights.
December 12 – 14, 19 – 23, 26 – 30 2014
(December 12th Daniel Tiger from PBS KIDS will be available for photos behind the Safari Cafe.)
From 5:00 to 8:00 pm
The tickets cost $8 for adults, and $6 for children ages 2-11.
If you’re a member, you get $2 off admission.
Children 1 and under are free.
*You can buy your tickets at the entrance, and your ticket gets you a free cookie and hot chocolate.
And best of all…..You can take a free picture (using your camera) with Santa!!!!