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Contest: Denver’s Zoo Lights Shines Twice as Bright (win tickets)

Contest: Denver’s Zoo Lights Shines Twice as Bright (win tickets)

Denver Zoo’s Zoo Lights celebration, already the Rocky Mountain Region’s largest lighting event, will shine twice as bright this year as it nearly doubles in size. Guests of the 25th annual event will experience a light safari with 70 brilliantly-illuminated acres of lights, featuring more than 150 animated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns, hide in bushes and appear in places where they’re least expected. The holiday tradition will run nightly from December 4, 2015-January 3, 2016, from 5:30-9 p.m.

ZOOLIGHTSNew to this year’s Zoo Lights event is the Electric Jungle, within and around the Zoo’s Primate Panorama exhibit. Just before guests enter, they will discover flamingo sculptures in the Flamingo Pond lit by vibrant pink, orange and yellow lights. Once inside, they will find all primate sculptures in one place, such as a giant gorilla and a monkey swinging throughout the plaza. Also new this year, across the park near the polar bear habitat, new projectors will create a vivid replica of the Northern Lights.

On November 27 and 28 the Zoo will host special “Zoo Lights Preview Nights” for guests that purchase a package. Packages are limited, and each one includes either two tickets to Zoo Lights or one of the preview nights, two commemorative travel mugs with free hot cocoa and two pairs of 3-D glow glasses, all for $30 – a $50 value.  Also new this year, guests can add an individual adult or child’s package to their purchase. This will include either one adult or child’s ticket, one mug with hot cocoa and one pair of 3-D glow glasses for $15, for an adult, or $12, for a child. Glow Packages can only be purchased online on the Zoo’s website until December 3 and the offer isn’t valid with any other discounts.

Festivities will include chances to meet Santa Claus, live animal demonstrations, carolers, instrumental groups, ice carvers, delicious holiday treats at warming stations throughout the zoo and the ever-popular Zoo Year’s Eve party.

Admission to Zoo Lights, without a discount, is $13 for adults (12-64), $9 for children (3-11), $11 for senior citizens (65+) and children 2 and under are admitted free. Members get a $2 discount on all tickets. Denver Zoo is also offering an online discount to help guests avoid long lines. For more information on Zoo Lights, please call Denver Zoo at 720-337-1612 or visit


Mile High Mamas is giving away four tickets to Zoo Lights.  You may enter as many as five times.

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