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Light Up Your Calendar at Zoo Lights Holiday Festivities

Zoo Lights presented by FPL SolarNow, will illuminate Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society with more than one-million eco-friendly LED lights this holiday season. Starting November 27, the Zoo will open after regular hours on select nights from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM for a WILD holiday celebration featuring family fun, Santa, decadent treats, music and holiday charm.

“We can all use some holiday magic to shine through this season,” said Margo McKnight, president and CEO of Palm Beach Zoo. “The premiere of Zoo Lights last year was a huge holiday hit with our community. This year it is even more important to offer visitors a safe celebration where families can be outside in nature, enjoy great weather and embrace the spirit of the holidays.”

For the second consecutive year, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) will sponsor Zoo Lights with its FPL SolarNow program. “It’s fitting for Florida Power & Light Company to illuminate the holiday season in this special way, with energy-efficient LED lights that will brighten the Zoo’s pathways and give families a safe place to celebrate,” said Matt Valle, vice president, FPL Development at NextEra Energy, Inc. and Zoo board member. “Having the ability to bring your family to a world-class destination that represents conservation is a benefit that many parents, such as myself, find invaluable now more than ever.”

Zoo Lights visitors can expect to have a safe, socially distanced and enjoyable experience including photos with Santa, a DJ playing holiday tunes, sweet treats and more including:

  • An evening stroll through the Zoo surrounded by one-million holiday lights and lighted displays.
  • A unique theme for each area of the Zoo. New for 2020, the Asia section will dazzle in golden hues as lighted animals sparkle, adding more square footage to the vast event.
  • The Florida Wetlands section will feature traditional holiday cheer and Santa’s workshop. Families can have their portraits made with Santa, and children can share their holiday wishes through December 23.
  • The Fountain Plaza will transform into a North Pole dance floor where a DJ will spin family-friendly holiday hits each evening.
  • While the jaguars sleep, the Mayan Plaza will shine with blue lights and dripping icicles.
  • The Tropics Cafe will feature festive holiday fare, and food stations around the Zoo will offer seasonal treats, beverages and cocktails, as well as a s'mores fire pit for some sticky hands-on fun.
  • The gift shop will offer lighted merchandise sure to be your children’s favorite.

Tickets for Zoo Lights are $14.95 for adults and $12.95 for children. Palm Beach Zoo Annual Members receive special pricing. Pre-sale tickets are available at www.palmbeachzoo.org/zoolights

Families can experience the best West Palm Beach holiday celebrations. This year, Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is honored to be the official non-profit community partner of Sandi and the City of West Palm Beach Holidays in Paradise annual downtown campaign. In addition to taking part in Zoo Lights, plan on visiting Sandi and her flamingo friend Hope as Sandi Brings Hope to West Palm Beach. Learn more at wpb.org/events 

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