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Oregon Zoo – ZooLights 2010

Tonight our family joined hundreds of others at the Oregon Zoo for ZooLights. It’s something that has to be done around the holidays and is such a great way to get out as a family.

Did you know there are over 1 million lights at ZooLights? More than 200 animated animals swing through trees, jump across lawns, hide in bushes and appear in places where they’re least expected. It’s fun to find and point out all the different lights, and actually walk through the darkness only lit by lights. And on certain nights there’s also performances, a great way to bring in the holiday cheer.

Something new this year are these glasses you can buy for only a few bucks inside the ZooStore. You look through them and you can see different things. I got a snowman, and snowflake pair and Kai had fun wearing them. Seeing all the lights with a neat affect. My husband had the bright idea to shoot a picture through the glasses.

Here’s some of our pictures from ZooLights 2010.

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The Oregon Zoo gave my family passes to ZooLights for a press and media night.


  1. courtney on January 15, 2011 at 8:58 am

    so cute! thanks for sharing!

  2. izzy on December 28, 2010 at 8:30 am

    REALLY AWESOME!!!! Very pretty. I bet your kids had so much fun! They are so lucky to have a mother like you to bring them to these places. Amazing!

  3. Steph A on December 13, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    How pretty! I used to live in Oregon and I loved the zoo but never made it out to zoolights.

  4. Brandy Byrne on December 6, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    That is so cool! We have a botanical garden here that does this.

  5. Kristie on December 6, 2010 at 8:36 am

    What an awesome thing to have an opportunity to go to! The lights are beautiful and I bet the kiddos thought it was great! 🙂

  6. W Wangen on December 5, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    I love the snake! We have the Hollidazzle parade that runs til Christmas Eve. Lots of lighted everything! Looks like a blast! Thanks for the pics!

  7. Rosey on December 5, 2010 at 11:53 am

    I love places like this, thanks for sharing the pics, they’re great!

  8. Gianna on December 5, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Those are the coolest light pics!

  9. Carrie with Children on December 5, 2010 at 8:06 am

    This looks like a lot of fun! I wish Oregon was closer to Florida so I could go 🙂

  10. Doreen Riopel on December 5, 2010 at 7:54 am

    That is the coolest thing ever. You guys have so much fun stuff to do over there. They really love to keep the little ones happy. Awesome…thanks for sharing.

  11. Nicole S. on December 5, 2010 at 2:23 am

    I haven’t been to Zoo lights in a while! Maybe this year I will go. Your pics are great. I never miss P.I.R. or the Christmas boats! I love this time of year! (besides the cold and wet)

  12. Oregon Zoo on December 5, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Love the shots — great idea to shoot the pictures through the holographic glasses!

  13. Alex on December 5, 2010 at 12:39 am

    I’m so jealous you got to go! And look at your pics!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!! =)