Thousands of feet of bright and colorful lights, decorated trees and seasonal displays transform the Zoo Sanctuary into a winter wonderland for the eighth annual Wild Nights and Holiday Lights event. The event expands this year to include the new Barnyard Experience exhibit, with some of the barnyard animals on hand to visit with guests. Each night includes a performance by local caroling groups and musicians to spread holiday cheer. The Folsom Valley Railway miniature live steam train operates during the event, providing special nighttime rides for kids and adults.
Wild Nights and Holiday Lights is open every night from 5 to 8 p.m. through December 23, and from December 26 through 30 (weather permitting; heavy rains will cancel). Admission is $7/person; free for ages two and under; train tickets are $5/person. All proceeds from the event benefit the Folsom Zoo Sanctuary animals. Tickets may be purchased online or at the gate. For more information, call 355-7285.