You already know that the Smithsonian National Zoo puts on some fun events, but Brewlights may be the best one of the year. 

A perfect event for beer lovers, BrewLights at the Smithsonian National Zoo is a Washington, D.C., holiday tradition! 

Here's what you need to know:

WHEN: Thursday, November 29, 2018 | 6 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: The Smithsonian National Zoo | 3001 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., 20008
COST: $50 for members | $60 for non-members | Tickets include unlimited beverage tastings 


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While ZooLights is the perfect event for the kids, there's one night during the holiday season that the National Zoo dedicates especially to the adults -- BrewLights! Your BrewLights ticket will include an unlimited amount of tastings from over a dozen local craft breweries, as well as snacks and treats from food trucks and vendors. And of course, you’ll get to enjoy the beautiful and colorful ZooLights that the National Zoo is famous for this time of year. 

No event at the zoo would be complete without being able to actually visit the animals, right? Several exhibits will be open for your viewing and entertainment pleasure, and it will be so much better to enjoy the company of animals without the hordes of tourists.

All proceeds from your ticket will go to support the mission and work of the National Zoo. If you love and appreciate animals, it’s a no-brainer to come to this event and participate in such a great cause, while having a lot of fun, too. 

Buy your tickets and stay up-to-date on participating breweries at the National Zoo website here

Are you planning to go to BrewLights? ZooLights? Tell us in the comments!

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