Go On a Holiday Adventure at the Oklahoma City Zoo’s Safari Lights
One of the best things about the holidays in Oklahoma is all the different light displays! But probably the most unique light display in all of the Sooner State is the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden's Safari Lights. This year the zoo's Safari Lights will light up starting Saturday, Nov. 11.
According to the Oklahoma City Zoo's website, this year's Safari Lights will have "larger-than-life displays." This year's lights will be illuminated for all to enjoy Nov. 11 through Jan. 1, 2024. Zoo visitors can explore the lighted safari from 5:30-11 p.m. daily. The Oklahoma City Zoo kicked off this year's Safari Lights with a lighting ceremony on Nov. 9.
The lighting ceremony also featured Oklahoma music legend Gayla Peevy who is best known for her song "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas."
What will you see at the Oklahoma City Zoo's Safari Lights?
Attendees have the opportunity to walk or drive through the Oklahoma City Zoo to view the Safari Lights! The lights will feature "never-before-seen wildlife themed light sculptures, animated light displays, festive treats, and themed photo opportunities." If you decide to walk through the lights, you'll venture down a "brand-new pathway starting in the Zoo’s entry plaza, winding through the Children’s Zoo and outside of the Jungle Gym Playground, the walk-thru course features a musical light show produced by the Miranda Family of Edmond, interactive light exhibits, s’mores stations, photo ops and more."
The drive thru path and walkway are separate pathways, and the Oklahoma City Zoo suggests to take the drive thru if visitors want to experience the full Safari Lights.
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