Cleveland metroparks zoo lights. First Look: Wild Winter Lights turns Cleveland Metroparks Zoo into winter wonderland (photos)

Lights galore

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For the first time since 2004, the Zoo will host a holiday light display. Most of the drink stands only served alcohol, leaving dehydrated visitors lining up by the water fountains or the lone water stand. Advance ticket sales end at 2 p. Experience the vibrant colors of more than one million lights and unique twists on holiday traditions at this all-new evening event at the Zoo. Unfortunately, water and soda were a little harder to come by. Wild Winter Lights tickets are limited.

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Lights for Lions

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All members of the band wore animal pajamas; one was an elephant, one wore cheetah print and one was a cow. There wasn't a child or teenager in sight. Other animals, like the camels and birds, stayed out all night long. Wild Winter Lights concludes Sunday, January 5. The Zoo plans to enhance the experience with more Asian food vendors, including Li Wah and King Wah selling boba tea, sushi, ramen and other favorites.

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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Announces Wild Winter Lights Presented by NOPEC

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Bring your broken, non-working or used strings of lights and extension cords to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for recycling now through February 15, 2020. Wild Winter Lights will feature a dozen diverse and interactive zones including, Snow Safari and Glacier Glade. They are also expanding the entertainment, with live performances every hour on the Fifth Third Bank Stage, including foot juggling, contortion and martial arts. There will also be a swing that will change colors and lily pads people can hop on to change colors. This band also had a few inflatable animal floaties, which the crowd danced with near the stage. The festival, which will feature more than 40 larger than life lanterns, runs from July 19 to August 19. There will also be four interactive zones where guests can, for example, beat a drum and light up different aspects of a display.

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Video: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo debuts new Wild Winter Lights holiday event

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Once the sun went down, the normally easy-to-navigate grounds of the zoo became packed with dancing partygoers. Cleveland Metroparks is partnering with Oak Island Creative to create this one-of-a-kind event for individuals of all ages to enjoy. The new displays also include a 30-foot-tall giant panda, interactive moon swings, tigers, temples made out of China plates, and Chinese pagodas. Visitors will get a chance to participate in interactive games like snowball toss, enjoy a light show on Waterfowl Lake and more. Wild Winter Lights takes place from 5:30 to 9:30 p. These were perfect options for many of the inebriated partygoers, and people filled plates with the fried food. Some bands dressed up with their themes.

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Asian Lantern Festival Lights Up Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Through August

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There were fireball shots, Twisted Tea stands, wine and plenty of beer. Purchase in advance online to secure your spot and save. This after-zoo-hours event takes place every Thursday through Sunday from 6:30 p. For the second year in a row, the Zoo will host an Asian Lantern Festival featuring hundreds of illuminated lanterns, from June 20 — July 28. This organization helps reduce the negative impacts of carnivore presence by providing important conservation-related benefits to local communities. There were also some options if visitors wanted to pay more, including mixed drinks and spiked smoothies.

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Things to do in Cleveland

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The event, put on by the , brings in over 8,000 people every year. Please do not include any packaging. The event will also be offered every Thursday starting Dec. Claus, and of course visit Santa. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. Visitors will get a chance to participate in interactive games like snowball toss, enjoy a dynamic light show on Waterfowl Lake, take photographs with Santa and more.

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