ZooLights Holiday Light Display

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**

November 23, 2011

Contact: Nicky Mora, Marketing Manager

(510) 632-9525 ext. 130

nmora@oaklandzoo.org

Light Up with Holiday Spirit at ZooLights

Oakland, CA, December 2, 2011…On Friday, December 2, 2011, the Oakland Zoo morphs into a magical wonderland filled with lights, sights, and sounds of the holiday season. Hundreds of thousands of LED lights brighten Oakland's night sky.

ZooLights2_web Highlights include a candy cane lane themed rides area, a night time adventure on the Outback Express train, rocking around the Christmas trees in the Children's Zoo, and a light show that's sure to blow out any bah hum bugs. When it's cold outside, you can warm up while watching the creepy crawlies in the Bug House. And, do snakes like holly? The Zoo elves are decking the halls of the Reptile Room with mistletoe and all things jolly.

This family friendly event is filled with familiar festive music by KBLX, a meadow light show orchestrated by Impact Lighting, and an atmosphere that will bring you and yours holiday cheer. It's an Oakland tradition you do not want to miss. Visit oaklandzoo.org for more information.

December 2, 2011 - January 1, 2012

Exception: ZooLights will be closed December 24 & 25 so staff members may spend the holiday with famil

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ZooLights Hours:

Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Admission Prices:

Adult: $7.50

Child: $5.50

Oakland Zoo Members receive a $1 discount.

ABOUT OAKLAND ZOO:

The Bay Area's award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kid's activities perfect for science field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. Nestled in the Oakland Hills, in 500-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580. The East Bay Zoological Society (Oakland Zoo) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported in part by members, contributions, the City of Oakland and the East Bay Regional Parks. For more information please visit our website at www.oaklandzoo.org.

The East Bay Zoological Society has managed and operated both the Zoo and surrounding Knowland Park for the City of Oakland since 1982. Under its management, the Oakland Zoo presents an award-winning experience for visitors, fosters knowledge and understanding of animals and the environment through educational programs, and has earned national awards and international acclaim for its animal management and endangered species programs. Over the years, exhibit by exhibit, the Oakland Zoo has been reinvigorated and revitalized, making it a place where animals thrive and visitors enjoy. For more information, please visit our website at www.oaklandzoo.org.

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