Palm Beach Zoo Extends Crowd-Pleasing Zoo Lights to Jan. 4

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society has extended  Zoo Lights, presented by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) through January 4.  The event draws thousands of visitors and features more than one million eco-friendly LED lights, illuminating the Fountain Plaza and east side of the Zoo. Each night of the event, the Zoo opens after regular hours from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for a wild holiday celebration, decadent treats, music and holiday charm.

“We are so pleased with the overwhelmingly positive reviews and high demand for Zoo Lights that we will continue to light up the night through the new year and beyond.” said Margo McKnight, president and CEO of Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. “We want everyone to have the opportunity to share this magical event and new holiday tradition with family and friends.”

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Experiencing Palm Beach Zoo at night is a special treat with each area uniquely themed and decked in holiday spirit. From the entry through the Fountain Plaza, guests walk North Pole Circle in red and white lighted splendor. The Florida Wetlands area includes playful displays with white and pink flamingo lights, green lights for Mardi, the Zoo’s leucistic American alligator and multicolored lights throughout the Bear Den. The Mayan Plaza’s giant banyan tree at the center features hundreds of icicle lights and a must-see special holiday 3D display.

Just outside the café, Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen presented by Florida Crystals® has cookie decorating and the Fountain Plaza features a D.J. playing family friendly favorites and a s’more station.

Tickets for the event are $14.95 for adults and $12.95 for children. Palm Beach Zoo Annual Members receive special pricing. Ride sharing is encouraged. Pre-sale tickets are available at www.palmbeachzoo.org/zoo-lights.

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