Monday, December 19, 2011

Zoo Lights at Utah's Hogle Zoo

By Kristie Bringhurst from The Resolution 

Are we all excited for Christmas? I know I am! Over here at la Casa de Bringhurst, my husband and I are trying to fit in what we like to call "The 12 Dates of Christmas." There are all sorts of fun things to do in Salt Lake for the holidays, but we wanted to do something we have never experienced before. After some deliberation, we opted to go to Zoo Lights at The Hogle Zoo for one of our dates.

During this one time of year, the zoo is decorated to the hilt with incredible displays of Christmas lights. You can walk around and enjoy the sights while also seeing all of the incredibly cute animals the zoo has to offer who are a little more active at night. The animals prancing about include various miniature cats, reindeer, tigers, leopards, reptiles, and adorable cuddling monkeys.

If you're concerned about the cold getting to you and/or your kids, there are plenty of opportunities to warm up indoors including animal exhibits and concession stands. You'll have to try some of The Hogle Zoo's deep fried s'mores and tasty hot chocolate.

Hurry up and get your tickets! Zoo Lights only runs until December 31st (closed on Christmas)! Tickets are affordable at $6 for adults and $4 for children.

Zoo Lights at Hogle Zoo
2600 East Sunnyside Avenue 
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
(801) 582-1631
Visit the website here.
Sunday - Wednesday... 5:30 to 8 pm (grounds close at 9)
Thursday - Saturday....... 5:30 to 9 pm (grounds close at 10)
Christmas Eve ............. 5:30 to 8 pm (grounds close at 9)
Christmas Day ............. Closed