This year’s event was the first week of December and while we never know what kind of weather we’re going to get in Denver at that time of the year, we were a little worried this year because it had snowed several inches the night before and the temperature was supposed to be VERY cold. We bundled up in our cold weather gear – long underwear, ski pants, hats, gloves and blankets and were prepared for the worst.
Luckily, there was hot chocolate along the way and it wasn’t as cold as we expected, so it turned out to be a pretty good night. The newly fallen snow made for some neat pictures this year and despite my kids’ expressions in the picture below, we had a really great time!
For those of you in Denver, if you haven’t been to Zoolights yet, I highly recommend it. The animal light sculptures are always a big hit for my kids and they typically have a few of the animal houses, like the giraffe, elephant and rhino houses open, so you can get your “real” animal fix too! Zoolights at the Denver Zoo is open every night between now and January 1st, and you can purchase tickets online at www.denverzoo.org. Oh, and if you want to take pictures of the lights, I HIGHLY recommend a tripod so you don’t get blurry pictures. We did not have one, and while we got a few decent shots, most of them were very blurry. You would think we would learn to heed our own advice by now, but we still haven’t replaced the tripod we had years ago…maybe a good present for Santa to bring us this year!
Have any of you been to Zoolights at the Denver Zoo or anywhere else that does something similar? What did you think?