The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary will soon be ablaze with holiday lights, providing a beautiful backdrop for a unique family experience this holiday season. Wild Nights & Holiday Lights kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and continues from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8-9 and 14-23.
Volunteers have hung thousands of colorful, environmentally friendly LED lights all over the Zoo Sanctuary, including an enchanted forest of 50 lighted trees.
“Join us after dark to see the lights, and enjoy holiday carolers, animal presentations by Zoo docents, seasonal refreshments, rides on the miniature Starlight Express train and to meet Santa Claus and the Zoo’s own Santa Paws,” says Sandy Hilton, Folsom’s Community and Cultural Services Manager. “Our staff and community volunteers have created a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the magic of the holiday season while supporting our treasured Zoo animals.”
Admission is $5 per person, with no fee for children under two years. Train tickets are $3 per person. The event schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions. Additional details are available at www.folsomzoofriends.org and by phone at (916) 355-7285.
The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary is located in City Lions Park on Stafford Street (behind the Folsom Public Library). It opened in 1963 with a mission of providing sanctuary to animals that were injured or orphaned in the wild, or raised and rejected as wild pets. More than 80 animals, including tigers, bears, sheep, deer, monkeys, foxes and wolves, reside at the Zoo Sanctuary.