‘Wildlights’ at Living Desert greets locals and visitors on opening night
The annual Wildlights at the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens welcomed guests again on Wednesday, November 24.
The Holiday Lights exhibit runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. select nights until December 30.
However, from December 17, the event will continue until the end of the year.
Living Desert President and CEO Allen Monroe told News Channel 3 that they “are very excited to be able to host the 29th season of our ‘Wildlights’ holiday light festival and to welcome people to new in the park “.
Shortly after last year’s Festival of Lights, organizers were forced to shut down again after California experienced a spike in COVID-19 infections.
Presented by the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation and recognized by USA Today as Readers' Choice Best Zoo Lights for two years in a row, the event features more than 1 million lights alongside other holiday decorations and entertainment spread throughout the park.
Check out what the previous edition of Wildlights looked like:
“This year we have so much to celebrate and we are delighted to welcome our guests back to WildLights this holiday season,” said Allen Monroe, President and CEO of The Living Desert. “With our new Rhino Savanna and cheerfulness throughout the park, we are honored to be a part of families’ memory-making traditions. Plus, every time someone visits The Living Desert they help advance our mission. of endangered species, we invite everyone to join in the festivities while supporting an important cause. “
Some animal habitats are also open at night, including the new Rhino Savanna, which is home to two endangered black rhinos.
Monroe said “Wildlights” guests will have the chance to see “not only our rhino, but our giraffe is out at night and some of our other animals.”
Other family attractions include a Santa photo op, carousel, kid-friendly and adult-friendly drinks, live music, and you can even cook S’mores.
Anyone interested in seeing the dazzling light show is required to make a reservation and purchase tickets in advance for members and guests.
Admission is $ 16 for adults, $ 14 for members, $ 12 for children aged 3 to 12, and military personnel with ID. Children under three are free. More information about tickets is available at www.livingdesert.org.
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