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Calgary ZOOLIGHTS 2015 – A Family Affair

Guest blog: Leslie Brooks, Calgary lifestyle blogger at Ruff Ruminations.com.

Wonder fills my seven year old’s eyes as we see the first lights entering the zoo on a warm winter night, well warm for Calgary but I suppose that term is relative. You know it’s warm out because the zoo is packed even though ZOOLIGHTS has only just started. It’s 6 p.m. and the families are streaming in non-stop. I think the whole city has the same general rule, if you’ve got a free night and the temperature is above -5 degrees you better take your opportunity to enjoy the warm winter weather and go to ZOOLIGHTS!

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Experience ZOOLIGHTS: Top Five Holiday Traditions

Winter at the Calgary Zoo can be some kind of awesome.

On Nov. 27, when we flick on the switch to ZOOLIGHTS presented by JSS Barristers, the grounds will be transformed into a twinkling wonderland for the entire family. When ZOOLIGHTS began some 18 years ago it was dubbed Wild Lights but, back then, it was far from the conservation-focused $1-million event it’s become.

Between its lengthy history and an annual investment of new activities, 20 to 30 new light figures and more razzle dazzle — it’s no wonder it’s become a top family tradition for more than 120,000 people who attend its five-week run.

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Five holiday traditions you just can’t miss:

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Painted Peacock Poinsettias

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There is a lot of colour in our Frosted Forest display in the ENMAX Conservatory at the Zoo. Each year we have some fun and design a Christmas display around a unique theme and this year our Frosted Forest boasts hundreds of blue and purple glittering poinsettias.

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