New Year's Day

National Zoo Turns on ZooLights

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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