Now that you’ve done your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping, it’s time to check out the ZooLights at the Oregon Zoo. There are over a million lights (I counted them all) and you’ll see the zoo in a light. We went earlier in the week. It was very cold, but it was dry and we had a fun time. It’s become an annual tradition for us. ZooLights runs through January 3, 2016. ZooLights hours are 5 pm to 9 pm.
The ZooLights are now open at the Oregon Zoo. We received an invite to attend earlier in the week. It was cold, a little windy and wet, but we had a great time. The last time we went to zoolights, we took the zoo train. But the train isn’t running this year because of the elephant exhibit expansion. In my opinion, it’s not a big deal. The train is a convenient way to see the lights, but it gets even colder when you’re traveling on the train. On the other hand, walking gets your heart pumping, and you can take your time looking at the lights. As I said already, we had a wonderful time. The zoo lights run through Sunday, January 5th. The event will be closed on Christmas eve and Christmas day. Continue reading for some zoolights tips and more photos.