The Making of Wildlights

August 2, 2011 · 5 comments

in Energy Saving

Every fall the Zoos Grounds Maintenance Department spearheads hanging the roughly 2 million lights that make up Wildlights. Go behind the scenes to see what goes into this monumental task. Narrated by Jack Hanna. Music by Kevin Macleod. Wildlights has been a Central Ohio family tradition for 21 years and this year the Zoo, with the generous help from AEP, has converted all of its holiday lights to greener energy saving LED lights. This year the Zoo will premier the Holiday Encounters Village presented by Bob Evans Farms Inc. Enjoy a celebration of pop-culture from holidays past featuring replica memorabilia from great movies like A Christmas Story, Elf, A Charlie Brown Christmas and more. Dont miss A Pop-Culture Christmas, the animated holiday light show set to pop-carols. And, rounding out the Holiday Encounters Village is the jolly old elf himself, Santa and his reindeer. Also new in 2009, the Magical Timbernacle Forest Chorus sponsored by Disney on Ice presents 100 Years of Magic. This chorus consists of 29 melodious animatronic arbors that come together to create a 12 foot tall holiday evergreen. Several trees will give a nod to their favorite Disney characters including Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Pluto. Back by popular demand, Rhythms around the Watering Hole, the original animated Zoo light show will return with a high-energy culmination of contemporary carols. This nine-minute show runs every half hour nightly beginning at 5 pm The hit animal show of the summer is

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