Turtleback Zoo Holiday Lights Free Family Fun

Looking for something to do with the family on these cold dark Winter nights? IT’S FREE and no reservations required!

TAKE A WINTER STROLL THROUGH THE ESSEX COUNTY TURTLE BACK ZOO THIS HOLIDAY SEASON UNDER THE SPARKLING LIGHTS OF OVER 50 WINTER AND ANIMAL CHARACTERS.

CELEBRATE THE SEASON OF GIVING BY BRINGING DONATIONS OF NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS, NEW TOYS, AND GENTLY USED COATS – not required but appreciated.

This special event is set to the backdrop of some animals. The focus is on an evening stroll outdoors through light displays and photo ops with friends and family, featuring some fun seasonal activities such as a s’mores station, Grinch weekend and photos with Santa! Not all of the Zoo is open and accessible. Areas to check out to see an animal or two that are open are the Touch Tank, Reptile House and Farm.


Food Options:

Café open
S’mores (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays only) – outside café
Pizza truck – by Africa Path


All Zoo Rules apply during this special event which includes, but is not limited to: no pets, no smoking, visitors age 17 & under must be accompanied by a chaperone, power wheel & remote controlled devices are not permitted on grounds. For a complete list of FAQs, visit turtlebackzoo.com/zoo-rules/

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