View dazzling safari-themed light displays from your car or on foot!

Bundle up, bring your mask, and step into the light: "Zoo Lights" is back at the Maryland Zoo for another year of festive holiday cheer. Starting on November 20, visitors can gaze at incredible light installations inspired by the zoo's animal inhabitants, all while supporting the zoo's conservation mission. With 100K LED lights powering the displays, it's a sight many won't forget!

Because the COVID-19 pandemic is still underway, the zoo is doing things slightly differently to make sure the seasonal tradition is as safe as possible. This year there will be two ways to enjoy the event: by driving or walking. Patrons can view the lights from the comfort of their vehicles or soak in the sights on foot, complete with access to cold-weather snacks, drinks, and free carousel rides for the little ones. Nothing beats sipping hot chocolate against the glow of holiday lights!

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Courtesy of The Maryland Zoo

But before you go, the zoo has some guidelines to know ahead of time. Attendees must wear masks on the zoo's grounds or when interacting with a zoo employee. For drivers, guests are required to stay in their vehicles and to maintain a speed of 5 miles-per-hour maximum. Also, be sure to keep the noise at a minimum—yelling or honking your horn could frighten the animals!

"Zoo Lights" runs from November 20, 2020, to January 3, 2021. Tickets for the Drive-Thru (Wednesdays, Thursdays, Friday, and Sundays) are $45 per car. Walk-Thrus are $20 per person and scheduled for Saturdays only. If you're a Maryland Zoo member, you can even score $5 off each purchased ticket. Not a member? You can sign up here.

Are you attending the Maryland Zoo's "Zoo Lights"? Will you be driving or strolling through? Share with us in the comments!