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101 Things To Do In Memphis #94: Memphis Zoo Lights

by Melissa Thompson

What is better than a winter wonderland? A WILD winter wonderland! SNOW is back at this year’s SunTrust Zoo Lights.

There's so much to see and do, visitors of all ages will find something to enjoy like the 90-FT LED Ferris wheel, Santa in his shop, live reindeer, thousands of LED holiday lights, the only 5,400 sq. ft outdoor ice skating rink and much more! 

Ice Rink open DAILY beginning November 18.
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$6/per person for ice skating

What to know:
1. Avoid nightly crowds - skate during the day!
2. Regular Zoo admission applies
3. Dress warmly! It's Memphis' only outdoor, tented skating rink

Don’t miss out on a Mid-South tradition that not only brightens up the season, but is also a lot of fun. Make a night of it and build holiday memories at these unforgettable celebrations of light and holiday spirit.

Zoo visitors please note that Zoo Lights is a separate event and requires a separate ticket. 
4:00 pm Last day admission to the Zoo
5:00 pm Zoo closes*
5:30 pm Zoo Lights opens*

*Thanksgiving Day: Zoo Closed during the day. SunTrust Zoo Lights opens at 5:30 p.m.
**Christmas Eve: Zoo Closed. No SunTrust Zoo Lights.
***Christmas Day: Zoo Closed during the day. SunTrust Zoo Lights opens at 5:30 p.m.

Visit http://www.memphiszoo.org or call 333-6500 for more info.

By and photo credit: www.memphiszoo.org

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101 Things To Do In Memphis #42: Memphis Zoo on Ice and Zoo Lights

by Melissa Hayes Thompson

The Memphis Zoo knows how to welcome the holiday season! It’s time for Zoo Skating, plus Zoo Lights! Ice up your skates and stop by the only tented, outdoor ice skating rink in town! While you’re there,  enjoy a stroll through the #1 rated Zoo in the U.S., taking in the sights and sounds of wintertime at the seasonal Suntrust Zoo Lights display.

There's so much to see and do, visitors of all ages will find something to enjoy like the 200-ft-long tunnel of light, Santa visits, a 90-FT LED ferris wheel, singing Christmas trees, camel rides, the North Pole Express Train, the China Carousel and don’t forget to catch a Magic Mr. Nick Illusion Show for a light-hearted and magical experience.

Memphis Zoo on Ice brings a holiday vibe to the already popular zoo, with ice skating daily from 9:30 - 4:30 and on the evenings when Zoo Lights is on from 5:30-9:30. Snacks, holiday treats and warm beverages available too.

The Zoo is closed Christmas Day, but the SunTrust Zoo Lights will open at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets: $6/members; $8/nonmembers. Please note that Zoo Lights is a separate event and requires a separate ticket.

Don’t miss out on a Mid-South tradition that not only brightens up the season, but is also a lot of fun. Make a night of it and build holiday memories at these unforgettable celebrations of light and holiday spirit.

Visit the website or call 333-6500 for more info. 

Happy Holidays!

Photo Credit: Memphis Daily News

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