Come Thanksgiving, our zoo will be filled with early Christmas gifts. New breeds of flamingos, alligators, lions, elephants, and other animals that glow in the night.
The Audubon Nature Institute will premiere their new holiday attraction, Audubon Zoo Lights, the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 23), which will run for 27 nights until the end of December. Prepare for someone to sing about how many alligators their “true love gave" to them as they include the number of alligators they’ve counted while walking through.
Passing under the Goldring Plaza’s palm tree canopy, visitors might look up to twinkling Christmas lights, animal statues ornamented by lights, and displays surrounding the Cooper Plaza and Fountain. Look around for gumdrop trees and candy cane lights to spot the Gingerbread Village. That’s where you and your kin will be able to view holiday musical performances, play family games, and interact with the displays.
A large section of the zoo will be transformed into the wintry North Pole with a new area called “Santa’s Arctic Wildland.” The decorated, frozen area will exhibit animals that are native to the Arctic's glacial climate and other similar climates.
The attraction will be open to the public with an admission fee and discounted for Audubon members.