Fun at the Zoo Lights

Kaitlyn Snyder, Staff Writer

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Many students frequently decide that they should take a break from all the stress of school and athletics. In the winter, we are limited to a few activities. Lucky for us, the Detroit Zoo is in our back pocket for us to use.

  Every winter, the Detroit Zoo has Wild Lights to celebrate the Christmas season. They are open for 24 nights starting Nov. 18 until the end of December and are made up of over five million LED lights that cover all parts of the zoo. The lights are put over the trees and the buildings, and there are more than 230 animal structures placed throughout the front of the Zoo.

  Students learn to appreciate where they live more and can take the time to steer away from the internet and see the beauty of the lights. Many students visit the lights with friends and family to enjoy themselves.

  One student, Haley Bishop, ‘18, went to the zoo lights last year and was not disappointed.

  Bishop stated, “It was a great way to spend time with my friends and see all the different exhibits. It’s crazy that the workers would put in the time and energy to put all the lights up.”

  Another student, Jacqueline Gerard, ‘18, goes to the Wild Lights every year and enjoys it each and every time.

  Gerard included, “I go with my family, and it’s nice to get to enjoy the time together without having to drive far away. My family is big on decorating, so seeing the millions of lights covering the entire area is very memorable.”

  On the other hand, Ahmaliah Peeples, ‘18 has yet to attend the lights.

  Peeples explained, “I have heard about the Zoo lights every year, and have always wanted to go with my friends. I plan on going sometime soon because I want to see what all the fuss is about.”

  It is easy to take certain things for granted, but having such an amazing and convenient place like this to go to, it should be taken advantage of.

  These lights take place in Royal Oak from 5:30p.m. to 10p.m. on select weeknights and Sundays, and 5:30p.m. to 10p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the gate.

  

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