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National Zoo Turns on ZooLights



    ZooLights Kicks Off at National Zoo

    Hundreds of thousands of lights turn the National Zoo into a winter wonderland. News4's Shomari Stone was there for the flipping of the switch for ZooLights. (Published Friday, Nov. 23, 2018)

    ZooLights is officially underway at the National Zoo. They flipped the switch on hundreds of thousands of lights at 5 p.m. Friday.

    In addition to the Pepco-sponsored laser lights shows, the GRUMP holiday market and rides on the National Zoo Choo-Choo, there are some new features this season.

    The Gingerbread Village at the Elephant Outpost features frosted cookies, lollipops and a gingerbread throne ready for photographs

    The GEICO-sponsored Reindeer Games Fun Zone Lion-Tiger Hill has giant inflatable slides, a holiday-themed obstacle course and illuminated rides.

    And at the interactive Symphony of Lights at the Great Meadow, trees dance and react to songs.

    ZooLights runs through Jan. 1 except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, and it’s free and open to the public.

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