It's become a holiday tradition, seeing the lights at Binder Park Zoo.

Photo: Binder Park Zoo; Used by permission.

Eight days only, from December 15th through the 23rd, Binder Park Zoo will be lit up festively for the holidays, each evening from 5pm until 8:30pm. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there to greet children of all ages, along with hearty cold weather animals. Plus there's outdoor fun with carousel rides, and a DJ playing dance music.

Zoo staff will be on hand to personally introduce the Mexican gray wolves, red panda, black bears, and snow leopard, as well as all of our reptilian and amphibian friends in the Binda Conservation Discovery Center. Don’t miss this special opportunity to see some of your favorite zoo residents in a more intimate setting.

And if that isn't enough, there's dinner with Santa and Mrs. Claus, too.

  • Admission to ZooLights is $5 for Binder Park Zoo Members, $6 for Non-Members.
  • Dinner with Santa will be from 4:30pm-6:30pm, December 15-17 and 22-23. ($15 per child, $20 per adult, and includes admission to the ZooLights spectacle. Children under the age of two enter and dine for free!)

Details on all this are available at Binder Park Zoo's website.

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