Saturday, December 1, 2012

Zoo Lights



Holiday celebrations in Houston just got a little wilder
with the start of a new tradition at the Houston zoo.
Lions, Tigers and Lights -- OH MY!!


Zoo Lights


Lights depicting many of the zoos animals are located near their habitats.


Zoo Lights


Thousands of twinkling lights, lighted animal sculptures, holiday projections, carolers,
Christmas music throughout the zoo.


Zoo Lights


You can work up an appetite strolling through the zoo.
There's hot chocolate, funnel cakes, cinnamon rolls, gingerbread men,
pizza, sandwiches -- all those good holiday treats that make your mouth water!

I plan on going back several more times.
It was just too much fun!

Thank you to our hosts:

Wishing YOU well and much joy during this holiday season!




43 comments:

My Little Home and Garden said...

They sure did a good job.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Fun!

Janet said...

That looks like fun. I love Christmas lights in just about any form.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful lights! The Denver Zoo does something very similar --it's fun to see!

edenhills said...

This looks like such a fun event!

Pondside said...

What a great idea. It must be quite a draw in the winter months!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Fantastic display. You always find the best in everything! xox

kitty said...

What a fun visit! Thanks for sharing your pics with us.

Buttercup said...

What fun. I'll be going to a holiday party at the Botanical Gardens in the Bronx. Can't wait to see the decorations!

Jann Olson said...

This is really fun Snap. Our zoo in SLC does that too. I have not went to it. Think I need to go see sometime.
Hugs,
Jann

Dianne said...

Looks like a lot of fun. Wish I could see it in person. Thanks for sharing. Dianne

thepaintedapron.com said...

I love Christmas at the zoo and haven't been in a long time, so I loved seeing your photos! Thanks for visiting the Painted Apron!
Jenna

eileeninmd said...

The Zoo lights looks so pretty and festive. What a fun time! Great shots. Wishing you a happy week ahead.

Lavender Cottage said...

What a great idea, and the food available would have me going back a few times too. :-)
Judith

A Garden of Threads said...

I have never seen lights done up at our Zoo, what an awesome idea. Blessings, Jen.

Lorrie Orr said...

This sounds like a very fun outing - worth repeating!

podso said...

This would be a nice new tradition! Looks like fun! Wonder how the animals like it.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I wonder if the Toronto Zoo does that. It would be wonderful to see. Valerie

GrandmaK said...

Wonderful pictures!!! I do love the holidays!!! Wishing you well!! Cathy

Vee said...

Oh I'd be going back, too! It really does look like fun and I love the words PEACE JOY and LOVE.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How awesome is that! I love seeing the lights but they are hard to photograph...great job! Love your banner, too!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful arrangements with lights.

Betsy Adams said...

That is so neat, Snap... Thanks for sharing that. I haven't ever known a zoo to decorate like that before. Awesome.

Hugs,
Betsy

Crystal Grandeur said...



Many a thanks to stop by to leave a comment.your posts in your blog are just wonderful.hope we have more visits in the coming days.thank you...:):):)

Mary said...

Love the zoo lights Snap! Several trips would be on my to-do list if I was close enough to visit along with a funnel cake :)

bj said...

{{{{ SNAP }}}}...ALWAYS so glad to hear from you...
Oh, boy...I bet this is a sight to see. I'd love to see it in person. I love zoos...have been to the Dallas Zoo many times but never your zoo in Houston.
Now, I am off to search the universe to find as cute a blog header as YOURS. :))

Pieces of Sunshine said...

An unusual but fun zoo visit, well worth repeating.

Reader Wil said...

Wonderful idea to walk through a zoo of lights! Thanks for sharing!

colleen said...

Thanks for the peek. I love Christmas lights. I used to live in Tomball.

Island Rambles Blog said...

very beautiful and interesting shots, I love the vast diversity we share in our world. The lights are very beautiful and are especially lovely. cheers

Sylvia K said...

I LOVE zoos!!! And how fun this one looks, particularly for the season! I would want to go back several times as well! Great captures for the day! Thanks for sharing the fun!!

Gary said...

Great light show!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Carver said...

The light displays are so much fun.

Robert Geiss said...

How wonderful !

Please have a good Tuesday.

daily athens photo

Fun60 said...

I wonder what the animals though of their newly decorated home. Sounds like a fun night out. Have a good week.

Penelope Puddlisms said...

Awww …. your header with the snowman, children and umbrella is SO adorable. I almost couldn’t look past it to see the lit-up zoo. :)

Carol L McKenna said...

Wow! Fantastic 'light show' ~ Great photography ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Karen Harvey Cox said...

That is so perfect for you, I know how much you love the zoo. I was just thinking about you last night. I was doing some art on Society6 when I stumbled upon this amazing photographer who only shoots animals. I thought of you immediately and your gorgeous work.

Well have a great night.

karen

P.S. I love your Christmas header.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love it. The Tulsa Zoo has a similar tradition that was very popular. We tried it with our son when he was about 3 with unanticipated results. He loves the Zoo and didn't get a flip about the lights, he wanted to see the animals and had a meltdown when he couldn't.

ahh, Christmas memories.

Birgitta said...

Such lovely and interesting pictures! Lovely header too :)

TheChieftess said...

Looks like a fun light show!!!

Tina´s PicStory said...

how beautiful! :)

Marie said...

Fabulous! They have a light show like this at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, where we used to live. So much fun!