Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Get Out! The ZooLights Express Is Coming to Your Ward!

by Peggy Robin

ZooLights at the National Zoo has been an annual winter brightening event that's been put on every year since 2007. And it's on this year, too -- pandemic or no pandemic. Just not at the Zoo!

Rather than invite crowds to walk along brightly lighted paths and see displays of colorful lights in animal shapes and other whimsical displays, this year the Zoo and its sponsors have put the show on the road! Keeping it moving will allow for social distancing as well as make the display available to spectators all over the city.

And it's still free. You don't even have to worry about parking!

Here's the announcement from the National Zoo with everything you need to know: 

ZooLights Express — powered by Pepco — brings the colorful glow of Washington, D.C.’s beloved Smithsonian’s National Zoo holiday tradition into the community.

ZooLights will not be held on-site at the Zoo this year. Instead, the 24-foot ZooLights Express truck, festively decorated with light displays and featuring “Panda Claws,” will hit the road Nov. 27 to Dec. 19 and visit one Washington, D.C., ward each Friday and Saturday night from 6-8 p.m.

The ZooLights Express truck will visit one Washington, D.C., ward on the following Friday and Saturday nights from 6-8 p.m.

    • Friday, Nov. 27 | Ward 1
    • Saturday, Nov. 28 | Ward 2
    • Friday, Dec. 4 | Ward 3
    • Saturday, Dec. 5 | Ward 4
    • Friday, Dec. 11| Ward 5
    • Saturday, Dec. 12 | Ward 6
    • Friday, Dec. 18 | Ward 7
    • Saturday, Dec. 19 | Ward 8




The “Get Out!” (sometimes restyled as the “Stay In!” events column) is usually published on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Thursdays, but is appearing a day early (Wednesday, November 25) to get a jump on the Thanksgiving holiday.   

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