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Visit the TXU Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo

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This year, TXU is presenting the Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo has more than 1 million LED lights! It’s a great chance to bring along your camera and take great holiday pictures of the family (and the lights). The exhibit this year includes an enchanted forest, full of life-sized lighted animal sculptures, holiday trains that chug their way through the exhibit, and a new dollhouse village made of lights. The Zoo Lights exhibit also includes the “Holly Berry,” a 1957 Cadillac with thousands of lights that dance with the music!

On cold night, guests can pop into the indoor exhibits to warm up. The Reptile and Amphibian House, the Kipp Aquarium, and even Natural Encounters will all be open for guests. In addition, many of the nocturnal animals may be out enjoying the dark and the cold so that guests can also see them. Do keep in mind, though, that the zoo lights will be dimmed for the animals in case they decide to sleep, and the animals do have the ability to go to their inside enclosures, so there is no guarantee of animals being out.

The Zoo Lights are open through January 4 (but closed on December 24 and 25) at the Houston Zoo, located at 6200 Hermann Park Drive. They are open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., with the last admission allowed at 9 p.m.

Admission for non-members is $12 for ages three and up, and admission for members is $9 for ages three and up. Tickets can be purchased online for a savings of $2 per ticket.

For more information and details on any closures due to weather or private parties, check out their website at or call them at 713-533-6500.



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