L.A. Zoo 50th Anniversary ‘ZooLAbration’

Gayle Anderson was live in Griffith Park at the Los Angeles Zoo, where there are LOTS of holiday activities underway.

L.A. ZOO LIGHTS returns with more lights and more nights of dazzling magic for its third spectacular year as it kicks off a "ZooLAbration" of the Los Angeles Zoo's 50th Anniversary which will continue for seven weeks through Sunday, January 8, 2017, under the stars at the L.A. Zoo.

Awarded USA Today's 2015 "10 Best Zoo Lights" honor, L.A. Zoo Lights sets the Zoo aglow in wonder and delight with a menagerie of animal characters brought to "life," LED lights by the thousands, giant illuminated snowflakes, a "red-carpet" 50th Anniversary party celebrating the Zoo's Golden Year, a disco ball forest, glittering twinkle tunnels, and stunning 3-D animated projections.

There is a laser show set to music featuring majestic screens of water with projections of fanciful animation and an animal shadow puppet installation complete with interactive photo-op and a new waterfall feature in the Children's Zoo.  A giant illuminated snake atop the LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates, and Reptiles), which made its debut last year, flicks its tongue at Zoo Lights visitors this time around as they approach past a bigger, brighter spider web hanging in the courtyard.  Inside the LAIR, guests are bathed in ultraviolet light for a black light party with scurrying "insects" above the rock walls.  L.A. Zoo Lights 2016 also presents a discounted all-ages $9.00 Early Bird admission available online.

The Los Angeles Zoo is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways.  Free parking is available.  5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA  90027, (323) 644-4200. For additional information about L.A. Zoo Lights, call 866-949-8007; call center hours are 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week.  For tickets and more, visit LAZoolights.org

If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com.