Montgomery Zoo transforms into winter wonderland for annual lights festival

Published: Nov. 29, 2022 at 8:31 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 2, 2022 at 10:17 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at the Montgomery Zoo. Mayor Steven Reed flipped the switch on the zoo’s lights Friday night, marking the official start to the holiday season.

The annual Christmas Lights Festival has been a holiday tradition in the city for 31 years. Visitors can walk through, enjoy a train ride or glide through the air on the skylift to see the twinkling lights.

Inside the Mann Museum, visit Santa at the Christmas Tree Village, where trees have been decorated by various companies, groups and organizations across the area.

There will also be live entertainment at the Overlook Cafe, as well as hot chocolate and freshly baked cookies.

Admission is $10 or $26 if you want to see the animals first before the sun sets. You have through Dec. 25 to see to join in on the fun. Gates open each day at 5:30 p.m. and close at 9 p.m. Pictures with Santa are an additional $6.

Click this link for more information on this event and how to participate.

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