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.
6 Zoo Lights Tips
- Check the weather report before visiting zoo lights — it’s probably not as fun if you’re drenched in a rain storm.
- Dress warm, wear gloves and bring a hat or umbrella.
- Visit the train. It’s not running, but you you can still take a photo of the train with your kids.
- Stop by the thrill ride when you’re over by the train — it’s a lot of fun.
- Bring a tripod if you’re going to take a lot of photos.
- Treat yourself to some fudge at the zoo store when you’re done — they’re delicious!
[Disclosure: I received admission to the zoo lights and a few goodies for writing this review. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]