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October 29, 2021

Philadelphia Zoo bringing back LumiNature holiday light display

The exhibit features illuminated animals, a 25-foot-tall tree and hot chocolate

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Philly Zoo LumiNature Courtesy/LumiNature

The Philadelphia Zoo is bringing back its LumiNature exhibit from Nov. 18 through Jan. 9. The nighttime exhibit will feature more than 1 million holiday lights, including illuminated animals.

The Philadelphia Zoo will transform into a wonderland of holiday lights this winter, featuring full-scale animal illuminations and decorations. 

The LumiNature exhibit, which requires more than 1 million lights and 10 miles of power cords, will run from Nov. 18 through Jan. 9. 

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The zoo will feature 14 zones featuring themed displays, enhanced installations and thousands of twinkling lights, including 500 illuminated flamingos, 200 penguins, a 25-foot holiday tree and a 21-foot snake.

There will be seasonal fare, performers, hot chocolate and adult beverages.

The zoo debuted LumiNature in 2019, but paused the event last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Tickets are on sale now. They cost $25 for adults and $20 for children ages 11 and younger. Guests must select timed entrances ranging from 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

"LumiNature is the most unique and memorable holiday light show in the region," Chief Marketing & Experience Officer Amy Shearer said. "We are proud to present something that families won't be able to experience anywhere else."


Thursday, Nov. 18 to Sunday, Jan. 9
5:30-8:30 p.m. | $25 for adults, $20 for kids
Philadelphia Zoo
3400 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104

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