WASHINGTON — Editor's note: The video attached to the article is from a story WUSA9 did back in November 2020.
The Christmas light displays at the Smithsonian's National Zoo are coming for the holiday season.
This year's event requires a special entry pass from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. starting Nov. 25 to Dec. 30. The pass is separate from the normal Zoo entry pass. There will be a flat-rate parking fee of $30, and daytime parking tickets are not valid for ZooLights.
The event will feature live music performances, tasty winter treats, and opportunities for holiday shopping. Attendees will see LED lights and dozens of glowing animal lanterns that “transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland," according to the National Zoo.
All of the Zoolights pathways will be wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs and Electronic vehicles are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Attendees who plan to use the Metro as transportation to the ZooLights can take the Red Line to the Woodley Park-Zoo or Cleveland Park metro station. The National Zoo's entrance is located halfway between the two stops, and both are a short walk from the Zoo.
Dates and times are listed below:
- Week 1: Friday, Nov. 25 to Sunday, Nov. 27
- Week 2: Friday, Dec. 2 to Sunday, Dec. 4
- Week 3: Friday, Dec. 9 to Sunday, Dec. 11
- Week 4 & 5: Friday, Dec. 16 to Friday, Dec. 23
- Week 6: Monday, Dec. 26 to Friday, Dec. 30