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Zoo Lights

When: November and December

Where: 3001 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008

If you're in Washington, D.C., during the holiday season, I highly recommend visiting Zoo Lights at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. This enchanting event transforms the zoo into a dazzling winter wonderland filled with millions of twinkling lights and festive decorations. Stroll through the beautifully illuminated paths, and immerse yourself in the holiday spirit as you encounter larger-than-life animal sculptures, interactive displays, and even catch a glimpse of some nocturnal creatures.


The synchronized light shows, live performances, and seasonal treats add to the joyful atmosphere. Whether you're exploring with family, friends, or even on your own, Zoo Lights promises to be a memorable and magical experience that captures the essence of the holiday season in the heart of our nation's capital.

Bonus: Make your night even sweeter by stopping by Baked By Yael for delicious treats that will light up your taste buds before you start your magical date!

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