3.5 million lights make for holiday spectacular at Roger Williams Zoo


Over three and a half million Christmas lights!

Can you imagine?

I can’t wait for the Holiday Lights Spectacular every Christmas season at the Roger Williams Park Zoo.

I follow the brightly lit trail where all around me pumpkins were lit up only a month ago.

I love to watch the children marveling at the reindeer and snowmen and, of course, Santa Claus.

Speaking of the jolly old man, he will be there to greet the kids every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The festival is larger than life and grows bigger every year. If by any chance we get snow before the end of the year, the park takes on a different atmosphere.

The 40 acres of pathways are smooth and flat, making it easy for wheelchairs, canes and wagons to maneuver, with places to stop and rest. There are booths with food, drink, and souvenirs.

Tickets must be purchased online at rwpzoo.org/
holidaylights. You must specify a time of arrival, assuring that you will have plenty of time to enjoy your visit without the area being overcrowded.

The exhibit runs from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. through December 31. It is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas day.


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