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The Houston Zoo Lights Illuminate on November 18

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“Sip hot chocolate as you stroll through the beautiful Houston Zoo grounds and take in the sights and sounds of the season – including more than two million lights!” the Houston Zoo posted on Wednesday on Facebook. It’s already the time of year that Houstonians should start planning their trip to the zoo to see the Zoo Lights celebration – a Texas family tradition for six years now!

According to their 2017 Zoo Lights promo video seen on their website, families can anticipate taking a ride on a beautiful carousel, walking among trees bathed in tiny Christmas lights, and having abundant photo opportunities. Their website also promises that “Sights to delight you include our Texas-themed area presented by TransCanada, as well as ‘Holly Berry,’ a 1958 Cadillac who greets you with a light show set to holiday tunes. Other features include the Holiday Train Village presented by Macy’s, the Enchanted Forest, and Candy, the interactive talking zebra, presented by H-E-B.”

Tickets are already on sale on the Houston Zoo website. The Zoo Lights celebration starts on November 18 and runs through January 14. The zoo shuts down its regular hours at 5:00 p.m., and then the Zoo Lights start up at 6:00 p.m., so a different ticket is needed to attend. They cost about $20 for non-members on regular nights.