Bright Idea

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

If you haven't made it to Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium yet, fear not. The annual holiday extravaganza continues through Jan. 1.

In addition to admiring millions of colorful LED lights throughout the zoo, visitors can check out special activities such as a skating rink, visits with Santa, the chance to see reindeer, seasonal shows, a holiday train and more. (There is a fee for some items.)

New this year, a 42-foot Sparkling Spruce adds to the merriment with light and sound displays twice an hour. Animated light shows at Conservation Lake are scheduled every 15 minutes.

Wildlights hours are 5-9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 5-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Note that the zoo is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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