PNC Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo - Opens November 23

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden brings back its popular PNC Festival of Lights again this year.  Opening for members only on November 23rd, Nick Lachey and Ciara Bravo will help Santa light the tree to kick off the event. Over 2 million LED lights will be all over the zoo's grounds nightly from 5-9 pm.

The Madcap Puppet Theater will be presenting shows three times nightly.  Children will love Lollipop Lane, Gingerbread Village, Candy Cane Forest, and Twinkle Trail.  They will enjoy searching for the five hidden fairies in Fairyland.  You may all want to relax for a minute and take it all in as you tour the Zoo on the Train Ride.  Throughout, you'll find costumed and rappin' elves.  Best of all, come face-to-face with real reindeer.

Plan to have snacks or dinner while you are there.  Skyline Chili and LaRosa's will be set up in addition to the Zoo's own restaurants.  Sample funnel cake (my favorite), I.B.Back Fudge, as well as beer, hot chocolate and signature coffees.  The craft shop will be open nightly.

Drop off a new, unwrapped toy for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati during the first weekend as the toys benefit underprivileged children of our area.