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Go local this Easter Eggstravaganza with our top five tips!

It’s time for Easter Eggstravaganza, a classic two days of springtime fun at the Calgary Zoo.

Join us April 14 and 15, when kids of all ages can explore, create, and learn. This year we looked close to home for our inspiration — the Eggstravaganza is packed with local organizations who want to help us celebrate with face painting, bunny races, cookie decorating and more!

Hop to it! We’ve packed these two days with all the Easter fun your family can find.

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Plan for the Best Easter Eggstravaganza Ever!

As Easter approaches we’re anticipating a bustling and action-packed weekend with lots of fun-filled activities. Get ready for bunny races, face painting, seed planting, cookie decorating and much more.

Here are tips to make your Easter Eggstravaganza visit go as smooth as the outside of a painted Easter egg – with sustainability in mind. You can hop over March 25 – 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

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Holiday recipes 2015

It’s the holiday season, and that can mean a busy time in the kitchen! To make your holiday menu planning a little easier, here are three great dessert recipes from our zoo catering team. The zoo kitchens make these treats for holiday parties and weddings, and these are all items served at our Christmas Buffets. Even better- they’re all fairly simple to make.

Pastry chef Sara Lawson has concocted seasonal recipes that are a great twist on classic tastes. That way you can spice up your tried and true holiday baking plans with these sweet treats. After all, this is the season of festive traditions- why not start some new ones?

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Family & Friends visiting for the Holidays? Take the crew to ZOOLIGHTS!

Holiday season is here, and that means being surrounded by the things you love…eggnog, cookies, and visiting family and friends. It’s always exciting to spend time with those you love, especially when they’ve traveled from out of town. However, sometimes the season can lend to festive cabin fever, and you need to get your group out of the house!

So where do you go when you need to entertain kids and adults alike? Look no further than the Calgary Zoo and ZOOLIGHTS, the one stop shop for the season’s classic activities, and Calgary’s number one holiday tradition.

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Why you need to make ZOOLIGHTS your new holiday tradition

Guest blog: Lauren Steeves, Junior Editor with Branded Magazine and It’s Date Night.

I don’t know about you, but there’s something about the holidays that brings out the inner-child in me. I get excited hearing Christmas carols, specifically Mariah Carey’s Christmas album. I thoroughly enjoy all the baking and probably eat one (or five) too many cookies and love the delicious combination of rum and eggnog. But I can’t help but get the most excited from the holiday spirit that fills our city and brings with it some of the most amazing events.

One event that you must go to this holiday season is ZOOLIGHTS. Now, I know what you might be thinking, “ZOOLIGHTS? Isn’t that something for kids?” and while it is a kid-friendly event, I discovered it’s actually the perfect setting for a romantic date night with your man, or a fun activity to go to with your girlfriends—so hear me out on this one.

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