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Photograph: Courtesy WCS/Julie Larsen Maher

Here's what's new this year at the Bronx Zoo Holiday Light Show

The festivities kick off today!

By
Danielle Valente
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The holiday season has commenced at the Bronx Zoo. 

On select dates from Nov 20–Jan 10, its annual light show will allow park-goers to experience a luminous take on the animal kingdom. This year, the event will be spread out to allow for social distancing. More animal lanterns will be included and visitors will have access to five geographically representative lantern safaris. Think of it as a trip abroad without leaving NYC.

Have a look at some of the animals: 

bronx zoo holiday lights
Courtesy: Julie Larsen Maher
bronx zoo holiday light show
Courtesy: Julie Larsen Maher
bronx zoo holiday light show
Courtesy: Julie Larsen Maher

Be sure to check out the *new* Luminous Garden! 

Here, guests will be able to get a view of ginormous, radiant plants, insects, mushrooms and animals. You won't want to miss a single thing.

bronx zoo holiday lights
Courtesy: Julie Larsen Maher
bronx zoo holiday light show
Courtesy: Julie Larsen Maher
bronx zoo holiday light show
Courtesy: Julie Larsen Maher

Plus, New Yorkers can expect to revel in other holiday activities including ice carving demonstrations, s'mores tastings and taking a glance at stilt walkers. You can purchase tickets online ($34.95 for adults, $22.95 children ages 3–12) and learn about the safety protocols online. Note that registration is required to attend this holiday event. 

Have a gander at other Christmas events happening in NYC, including more light shows. Want to get out of the city for a bit? These drive-thru Christmas attractions make the perfect day trip.

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