Columbus Zoo Wildlights Annual Family Tradition

Family Fun at the Columbus Zoo for Winter Wildlights\Sharon the Moments blog

For at least the past fifteen years (ok – that’s as far back as I remember), the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has been decking the halls (and each tree, and every shrub, and everything around the pond, and all the animals (just joking on the last part) for the Holiday season.  So, to keep with our annual family tradition, off we went for family’s annual trip in December.  First up, the maps.

Family Fun at the Columbus Zoo Winter Wildlights|Sharon the Moments blog

Now when I say lights, I’m not talking a few lights here and there, I’m talking thousands upon thousands of lights all around the Zoo grounds.

Family Fun at the Columbus Zoo Winter Wildlights|Sharon the Moments blog

There were Polar bears ….

Family Fun at the Columbus Zoo Winter Wildlights|Sharon the Moments blog

And Moose too …

Family Fun at the Columbus Zoo Winter Wildlights|Sharon the Moments blog

It was beautiful to see all the lights, but really it just wouldn’t be a true holiday seasonal visit to the Columbus Zoo for Christmas if Santa wasn’t involved.  So …. we made our way to where Mr. and Mrs. Claus like to call home.

Family Fun at the Columbus Zoo Winter Wildlights|Sharon the Moments blog

And sure enough, they were home.  We decided to go in, say hello, sit on Santa’s lap, tell him our wants and then end with frosting (and eating) a sugar cookie with Mrs.Claus.

Family Fun at the Columbus Zoo Winter Wildlights|Sharon the Moments blog

Family Fun at the Columbus Zoo Winter Wildlights|Sharon the Moments blog

Next up, a stroll through the zoo to check out more beautiful sights and these three crazy characters ….

Family Fun at the Columbus Zoo for Winter Wildlights\Sharon the Moments blog

and ….more lights.

Family Fun at the Columbus Zoo for Winter Wildlights\Sharon the Moments blog

Then we had made out way to the Polar Bear Frontier and came across the real life snow globe.  The kids decided they wanted to go inside and check out the Eagle.

Family Fun at the Columbus Zoo for Winter Wildlights\Sharon the Moments blog

And so our annual Zoo Wildlights outing came to a close but not before a little fun from the boys.

Family Fun at the Columbus Zoo for Winter Wildlights\Sharon the Moments blog

P.S.

Family Fun at the Columbus Zoo for Winter Wildlights\Sharon the Moments blog

Because it was just so much fun.  If you have the chance while in the Columbus area, be sure to check out the Columbus Zoo and their seasonal wildlights.  You won’t be disappointed.

 

 

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