Delight family and friends this holiday season with a trip to a local zoo for extraordinary light shows. What better way to spend an evening than surrounded by thousands of twinkling lights with the sights and sounds of exotic animals in the background. Here are three Colorado zoos ready to sprinkle a little holiday magic this December.
Electric Safari at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs lights up 85 sculptures on over 50 acres. Fires throughout the zoo offer a chance to warm up on chilly nights.
Santa Claus is in the house at Santa Zone, while animal encounters and the Sky Ride offer unique views of the zoo and its special residents.
Electric Safari is open nightly, December 15th to the 23rd and December 25th to January 1st. ***Please note, Electric Safari is not open on Christmas Eve, December 24th.
➤ Visit www.CMZoo.org for more information
Electric Critters at the Pueblo Zoo
Enjoy 150 magical creations with 250,000 dancing lights at the Pueblo Zoo. As you wander through the zoo, sip on hot chocolate or nibble on treats from the Candy Cane Café.
This cherished Pueblo tradition is open 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, December 15th to the 23rd and December 26th to the 30th.
Santa will be at Electric Critters on December 15th, 16th, 22nd, and 23rd.
➤ Visit www.PuebloZoo.org for more information.
Zoo Lights at the Denver Zoo
Zoo Lights spans 60 acres at the Denver Zoo and offers nightly entertainment, animal encounters, Santa meet-and-greets, and, of course, illuminated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns, hide in bushes, and appear in places they’re least expected.
Zoo Lights runs nightly through December 31st. ***Please note, the Denver Zoo is closed on Christmas Day, December 25th.
➤ Visit www.DenverZoo.org for more information.