Fresno Chaffee Zoo's Zoolights

One of my favorites parts of the season are the activities that we get to do as a family.  We have several Christmas Season traditions and we've added one to our list this year: ZooLights at Fresno Chaffee Zoo.  We absolutely love our Zoo, it really is a local treasure and so we have an annual membership.  Even though we've been members for several years we've never attended ZooLights so it was loads of fun to go for the first time.  The Zoo turns into a magical Winter Wonderland with miles of colorful lights.  There is also live entertainment, festive treats, hot cocoa stations, crafts and even pictures with Santa Claus.

We walked around admiring all the lights but only after first seeing the big guy!  I recommend heading straight to take pictures with Santa before the long gets crazy long.  He is in Kopje Lodge next to where you order food.  After seeing Santa, children can do crafts also in the Lodge.  Emily and Madison loved making ornaments and taking them home.  We then walked around to admire all of the lights.  I want to forewarn you do not expect to see many animals (if any) since its dark and cold.  Instead of looking for the lions, tigers and bears you can grab a cup of hot cocoa or even roast a marshmallow for s'mores.

ZooLights was sponsored in part by Vista Energya national third-party provider of electricity and natural gas solutions.  During this festive time of year your energy bills probably go up just like ours.  Vista Energy is not only concerned about helping you save money on energy bills this holiday season but also wants to make sure you’re safely decking the halls by heeding their holiday electricity tips.  You can see those tips HERE.  The precautions we're taking around our home include making sure all lights are unplugged before going to bed and all candles blown out.  One way to make sure nothing stays on is to put your lights on a timer.  We also like to plug all the "extras" into a power strip for added safety.  We have a fake Christmas Tree which you want to make sure is certified as fire resistant.  If you have a real tree make sure you keep it watered so it doesn't get dry which is a major fire hazard.

ZooLights is running December 14th-23rd and 26th-30th from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.  Be sure to arrive a little early because the line gets very long.  We arrived just after 4:15 and there wasn't a line but by 4:30 people started to line up.  I'm giving away 3 tickets to ZooLights with the help of Vista Energy.  Enter to win on my Instagram.

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