Hoping to establish a new family tradition? Make plans to visit the Lehigh Valley Zoo this holiday season and enjoy annual events your children will look forward to every year.

WinTeR LighT SpecTacuLaR

Kicking off its fourth season of the Winter Light Spectacular, the Zoo invites families to visit now through December 31st to witness festive lights. A fundraiser for the Zoo, this popular evening fundraiser attracts over 52,000 guests across 35 nights. This season’s Winter Light Spectacular will feature scheduled event nights on Wednesday through Sunday of each week with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day when then Zoo is closed.

Winter Lights Spectacular is the Zoo’s largest fundraiser of the year that enables the growth of all the Zoo’s animal conservation efforts. Lehigh Valley Zoo and its partner, Christmas Decor, have enhanced the entire Winter Light Spectacular experience, raising the bar with new technology, more prominent displays, and improved value to guests. All in all, Winter Light Spectacular features over one million energy conserving lights!

Some additional new features include a new Toy Story themed section, a musical light show in Preston’s Pad, new light tunnel layouts, photo stations, an upgraded Crystal Cave Experience, new mascots, live princess appearances, and more!

Prices vary depending on the day so visit their website for more information and to find a map and event schedule.

New YeaR’s Eve CeLebRatioN

Visit the Lehigh Valley Zoo on New Year’s Eve and celebrate amongst the animals! Enjoy live music, hot dogs, hot chocolate, and special performances by Princess Elsa! The fish drop happens at 7 pm so be there to ring in the new year with the penguins. Gates open at 5:30 pm and everyone that enters the zoo by 6:30 pm will receive a free raffle ticket to enter in a prize giveaway; you don’t need to be present to win. This event is perfect for families with young children who want to celebrate earlier in the evening.

Visit lvzoo.org for more information on these great winter activities. Also, check out their Adopt an Animal Webstore. With each adoption, the recipient gets two child admission tickets to the zoo, an animal fact sheet, animal photo, a plush stuffed animal, and a personalized certificate of adoption. What a great gift to give your little animal lover!


Lehigh Valley Zoo
5150 Game Preserve Road
Schnecksville, PA 18078
lvzoo.org | facebook.com/LVZoo