Holiday Light Safari opens at Alexandria Zoo


Alexandria, Los Angeles (dog) – Now that the Thanksgiving holidays are over, it’s time to kick off the Christmas season with the help of some very hilarious creatures at Alexandria Zoo!

Holiday Light Safari kicked off on Friday, November 25th. There, you can stroll on the wild side with walkways in each gallery decked out in the colors of the season that only get better and brighter as the sun goes down.

Stop by the Louisiana Fair to visit Moese the Alligator, one of the zoo’s icons. Moese called Alexandria home for nearly 50 years. Just a few yards away, you can visit Chipp and Obie, two six-year-old American black bears.

Santa is in town too, and this time he’s decided to embrace Cajun culture!

“This year we have a redesigned Santa House,” said Dr. Max Lakes, director of the Alexandria Zoo. “For a long time, it was the average Santa house, I guess you would say, the traditional house you would look at. A lot of wonderful volunteers got together and said, Well, this is middle Louisiana. Let’s do something different. So, they’re doing a Cajun-style Christmas house this year for Santa. So you’re going to go up, you’re going to get on deck and you’re going to have a great time.”

Stop by the Santa Bayou Bait Stand for photos, Christmas wishes, and delicious treats from Atwood’s Bakery.

Plus, take a ride around the park on the zoo’s new electric train, now with extra seats, where you’ll be able to view exclusive light displays.

Doors open at 5:30 PM on the Holiday Light Safari, and the park closes at 9 PM. Last entry is at 8pm. The safaris will operate on select weekends in November and December, weather permitting. If it rains heavily, they may have to cancel a night out. So, keep your eyes on the forecast and the zoo’s Facebook page for updates.

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