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Zoo Lights at the National Zoo!

The National Zoo's lions, elephants and bears never looked like this!  On November 23rd , you can go to the zoo after dark, and see the creatures there in a whole new, um, light!

This annual event, known as Zoo Lights, is held in conjunction with Pepco (our much maligned electric company).  It a chance to see  the zoo will be lit up with millions of lights that look pretty real!

What a great way to walk off some of the excess calories from your Thanksgiving dinner!

The zoo will stay open until 9:00 pm for this festive event, which will run through the end of the year.



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Comment balloon 17 commentsPatricia Kennedy • November 17 2012 08:51PM



Looks like a cool light show. But ironic who the host is. No doubt they are getting a good bit of the admissions proceeds.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) almost 8 years ago

Patricia-That is one way to get people out to the zoo. I've heard the National Zoo is one of the best in the country. That looks like a nice attraction.

Posted by Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale (Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®) almost 8 years ago

I didn't know the zoo did this!  There are lots of light displays out here in the burbs, but none so theme specific as this!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago

Good morning Patricia - That sounds like so much fun. I think it's worth it to take the trip to DC to see this!

Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) almost 8 years ago

Those are pretty cool Patricia.  I'm sure kids love to visit the national zoo during this time!                                                   

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) almost 8 years ago

Absolutely beautiful.  I wonder what the animals think of them?

Posted by Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty ( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida) almost 8 years ago

Patricia: This is a great light show, definately worth checking out! Thanks for sharing!!

Posted by Dana Scanlon, Bethesda MD- Award-Winning Bethesda Realtor (Keller Williams Capital Properties) almost 8 years ago

Patricia, what better place to have this light show. This is a must see!

Posted by Michael Setunsky, Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA almost 8 years ago

I am sure the animals are thinking...Who left all the lights they drift off to bed

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) almost 8 years ago

What a great event. Great photos of it, too. They do that at the Portland Zoo, too, and after living here for over five years, we still haven't been. We're determined to make it this year!


Posted by Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate, Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs (Kelly Right Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

This is a great fund raiser for the zoo and we have the same event at our zoo.  Bundle up, drink some hot cocoa and see the Zoo Lights at the National Zoo!

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) almost 8 years ago

I love this. What a fun time for kids and adults alike.  And maybe even the animals will appreciate it.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) almost 8 years ago

Jeff, the host is Friends of the National Zoo, and Pepco is apparently donating the lights.  They've gotten beaten up a whole lot over the past year or so for bad handling of blackouts.  Maybe this will help them fight the State of Maryland's efforts to fire them and get a new electrical power company!

Wayne, it is a really great zoo.  They work hard to keep the animals happy.

Jay, maybe you and the Mrs. could come up and we could do a double date!

Wayne and Jean Marie, let us know when you're coming!

Hey, Christiansen Team!  Kids of all ages love this.

Chris and Dick, the animals probably are having their sleep cycles messed with.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Pat - This looks like this is a great display of lights.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) almost 8 years ago


My daughter would love to see them.

i wonder if our Zoo( Los Angeles) will do something like this... My little one has no school this coming week( budjet cuts), gotta take her places:)

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) almost 8 years ago

very cool....for people in AR involved with their zoos...good thing to show them for next year and increase revenue during a slow season.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 8 years ago

Patricia, That looks cool and fun. The closest zoo to me is in Seattle. I may have to visit the National zoo next time I am in DC.

Posted by Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC (NCW Home Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago