Every year, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is transformed into a winter wonderland for the holiday season. This year, the zoo is unveiling new displays and activities for visitors. Whether it’s your first or tenth time experiencing these local traditions, you’re sure to be captivated by what’s in store for you.
Experience the PNC Festival of Lights (November 16th – January 4th)
The Festival of Lights is a dazzling way to ignite the holiday spirit in people of all ages. In the evening, the zoo will be transformed into a holiday landscape with an intricate display of over three million LED lights. You’ll see 27 larger-than-life animal lanterns and may just get to meet one of the Royal Sisters in Frozen Wonderland.
In addition to marveling at the many light displays and animal exhibits around the zoo, guests can ride the Toyland Express train, go ice skating, and visit the two S’mores-n-More stands. You also won’t want to miss the Madcap black-light puppet show or the Wild Lights show on Swan Lake.
Happy Zoo Year (December 31st)
The Cincinnati Zoo will celebrate its 10th Happy Zoo Year in 2019. The event will be sponsored by Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers and take place from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. You’ll get to enjoy another PNC Festival of Lights demonstration, a puppet show, and a fireworks demonstration. Best of all, you can attend this event for free if you’ve already purchased a General Admission ticket.
New Features in 2019
This year, the zoo is rolling out some exciting new displays for visitors to enjoy, including the elaborate Under the Seas light experience. Other additions include Roo Valley themed lanterns, the Hippo Hut, and Fiona’s Fairyland. Organizers also promise that getting to the zoo will be easier than ever with a new entrance on Erkenbrecher Ave.
All in all, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden provides plenty of fun for visitors of all ages.
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