Texas Zoo invites residents to participate in Holiday Lights event

  • IF YOU GO:WHAT: The Texas Zoo's first Holiday Lights event

    WHEN: 6-9 p.m., after regular zoo hours, on Dec. 10, 11, 17 and 18

    COST: General admission for the Dec. 10-17, and 18 is $2. General admission for the Dec. ...

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  • IF YOU GO:WHAT: The Texas Zoo's first Holiday Lights event

    WHEN: 6-9 p.m., after regular zoo hours, on Dec. 10, 11, 17 and 18

    COST: General admission for the Dec. 10-17, and 18 is $2. General admission for the Dec. 11 event is free.

    "Pancakes, Paws & Santa Claus" Breakfast with Santa at the Zoo will be held on Dec. 11 at 8:30 a.m. Costs are as follows:

    Children of members and non-members under the age of 2: Free

    Adult members and children 3+ of members: $10

    Adult non-members and children 3+ of non-members: $12

    Pre-registration is required for the breakfast. Registration deadline is Thursday.

The Texas Zoo is starting its own Christmas traditions with the inception of its first Holiday Lights event. The four-day event begins Dec. 10.

"It's enjoyable, seasonable fun for people of every age," said Andrea Blomberg, executive director of the Texas Zoo. "It's going to be beautiful."

During the event, visitors can stroll throughout the zoo listening to holiday music and viewing light displays assembled by zoo staff and local businesses.

Dec. 11 brings even more activities for zoo-goers, including a guest appearance by Santa Claus.

Guests can dine with Santa during the "Pancakes, Paws & Santa Claus" breakfast that morning.

Later that evening, guests will be transported from Riverside Park's special events area to the zoo via free hay rides for an opportunity to visit with Santa as part of the city of Victoria's "Christmas in the Park" holiday celebration.

Holiday-themed refreshments will be available for purchase.