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Zoo Lights Opening Night - Friday, November 23 - FREE!

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Smithsonian National Zoological Park

3001 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20008

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Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. A free event, ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!

Please note: ZooLights remains free and open to the public even during special event nights!

Event Details:

Check back later for 2018 details! Last year's festivities included:

Rides and Attractions:

The Smithsonian's National Zoo Choo-Choo: take a merry tour on a trackless train that whisks guests around the Great Cats exhibit and features gorgeous views of the holiday light displays.

Snow-less Tubing: take the plunge down one of the 150-foot-long tracks—no snow necessary!

Speedwell Foundation Conservation Carousel: hop on to your choice of 50 animal figurines, as the carousel highlights the Zoo's incredible research and success stories.

Please note that all ZooLights attractions are weather permitting. Attractions may not be open during times when temperatures are below 36 degrees.

Food and Drink:

Check back later for 2018 details! Last year's festivities included:

Warm up with hot chocolate, coffee, eggnog and mulled cider. Indulge in roasted nuts, kettle corn, s'mores, holiday cookies and gingerbread.

Adults can get into the holiday spirit with a specialty spiked hot chocolate, wine or beer. The Zoo's restaurants will also be serving their complete menus, as well as seasonal specials. Food and beverages will be available in the Visitor Center and throughout the park.

Zoo Lights Web Link:

https://nationalzoo.si.edu/events/zoolights

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Additional details from Washington, DC History & Culture:

Thank you for your interest in the Zoo Lights 2019.

This year’s event begins on Friday evening, November 23 through January 1 (except Dec. 24, 25 and 31).

For now this is a save-the-date type announcement.

We are posting this information for this FREE event as a community service type announcement.

It’s not a ticketed event; however, you are welcome to indicate your interest in attending in order to receive event updates via social media and/or email.

We’ll provide more event specifics as the information becomes available.

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This program is being promoted by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture:

“bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.”

For more fun and educational programs visit us at:

https://www.Instagram.com/DCHistoryAndCulture

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https://DCHistoryAndCulture.Eventbrite.com

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We look forward to seeing you. Thanks!

Robert Kelleman

rkelleman@yahoo.com

202-821-6325 (text only)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertkelleman/

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3001 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20008

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