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Become part of a holiday tradition with Christmas at the Zoo

Christmas at the Zoo
December 2012

Surround yourself with the magic and beauty of the holiday season as the Indianapolis Zoo hosts its 44th year of Christmas at the Zoo presented by Donatos and Teachers Credit Union. The Indianapolis Zoo was the first zoo in the United States to hold a holiday lights event and since then, Christmas at the Zoo has come to be known for its spectacular holiday lights and displays. This year will be no exception! From 5-9pm Wednesdays through Sundays from Nov. 23-Dec. 30, become a part of this growing holiday tradition.

A visit to Christmas at the Zoo is unlike any other time of year, bringing together the best of the holiday season with a "wild" twist! As the sun sets, the warm glow of twinkling lights can be seen all over the Zoo, creating a magical nighttime experience. Don't miss the We Three Trees display presented by Indianapolis Honda Dealers, All-A-Glow Light Show and all-new lights throughout Encounters. The Holiday Train Ride presented by Marathon gives guests a perfect view of all the energy-efficient holiday LED lights sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. While taking in the lights, guests can warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy the sounds of carolers singing near the fireside. Plus, lots of family-friendly activities await in White River Gardens inside Santa's Toy Shop, including cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus, letters to Santa, and visits and photo ops with Kris Kringle himself! Guests can also satisfy their sweet tooth with fudge, cinnamon rolls, caramel apples and more at Santa's Sweet Shop.

Several of the Zoo's more robust animals will be out late to enjoy the cooler weather, and with smaller crowds, guests can enjoy a more personal Zoo experience. When visitors' cheeks start to get rosy, they can dash inside to enjoy the animals in the Dolphin Dome, Deserts and Oceans exhibits. Holiday-themed dolphin shows will help visitors get into the Christmas spirit. Plus, two lucky guests will have the chance to return for a once-in-a-lifetime Zoo experience as those who find the locations of 10 mistletoes hidden around the Zoo can register to win one of two Dolphin In-Water Adventures!

Christmas at the Zoo is included with regular Zoo admission and is free for Zoo members. For more information, visit www.indianapoliszoo.com or follow the Zoo on Facebook and Twitter.

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