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Montgomery Zoo Christmas Lights Festival starts tonight

The Montgomery Zoo Christmas Lights Festival starts on Dec. 3, 2020.
The Montgomery Zoo Christmas Lights Festival starts on Dec. 3, 2020.(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Updated: Dec. 3, 2020 at 2:30 PM CST
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - This week, the Montgomery Zoo will turn into a winter wonderland and stay that way through Christmas.

The zoo’s 29th annual Christmas Lights Festival will transform the place with twinkling lights and holiday scenery.

The zoo will also offer holiday train rides, live entertainment, refreshments and visits with Santa, which will follow COVID-19 compliance guidelines.

This year, the zoo will have something new. A Christmas Tree Village will include 20 Christmas trees decorated by various companies, groups and organizations from the River Region community.

“We felt it was important, with so many events and activities having been canceled this year, to bring some sense of normalcy to the holiday season,” explained the zoo’s Melanie Golson.

Evan Cooper from Evan & Company helped decorate the WSFA 12 News studio for Christmas.
Evan Cooper from Evan & Company helped decorate the WSFA 12 News studio for Christmas.(Source: WSFA 12 News)

The Christmas Lights Festival will run 5:30-9 p.m. daily from Dec. 3-25.

WSFA 12 News is a sponsor for the Christmas Lights Festival and will be there when they flip the switch Thursday night live on WSFA 12 News at 6. Watch it live at 6 by clicking here.

While you are at the zoo, check out the Christmas trees in the Mann Museum that all the sponsors, including WSFA 12 News, had decorated.

WSFA teamed up with Evan Cooper from Evan & Company to get our tree decorated. We want to thank Evan for also decorating our TV station and news set this Christmas.

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