5400 N. Pearl St.,Tacoma ,Wa

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Zoolights

when: Nov. 23, 2018-Jan. 6, 2019 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. (closed Dec. 24)

where: Tacoma, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma , Wa

cost: $12/person (discounts available for members); 2 & under Free

ages: All

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the scoop:

Stroll through the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium as it comes aglow with more than a half-million lights! Now in its 30th year, experience a magical world of dazzling 3-D animal light displays, including dozens of lighted sea-and-land-animal figurines, a 100-foot-wide octopus, sea turtles, hammerhead sharks, a crab complete with moving pincers, majestic eagle rays, red wolves howling at the moon, ice skating puffins, a tiger cub chasing a butterfly, a carnivorous plant and more. Plus, thousands of strands of colorful lights cover trees and shrubs around the zoo, bathing visitors in the glow of more than 700,000 energy-efficient LEDs.

Zoolights is open from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. nightly Nov. 23-Jan. 6 (one night closure on Dec. 24). Open Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

Guests may purchase tickets online at pdza.org/zoolights. Discounted general admission to this exciting holiday-season tradition is just $10 per person for tickets purchased online or at the Customer Service counters of Puget Sound-area Fred Meyer stores.

Day/Night Combo Passes are available only at the zoo’s front gate. Prices are $17/Kids (ages 3-4); $21/Youths (ages 5-12); $24/Seniors (65 & up); and $25/Adults (ages 13-64). Children 2 and younger are admitted at no charge.

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