A friend recently asked what areas in town might have the best Christmas lights. While there are lovely displays throughout the City, none compare to the million-plus lights on display at the 22nd Annual Electric Safari Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
Open every evening from 5:30 to 8:30 PM (except Christmas Eve) from now through January 1, you will be enchanted with hundreds of lighted trees and over 40 animated light sculptures. Santa will be available every night through December 23, and will be available for those needing sign language on Wednesday, December 19. On December 29, Santa will return to the zoo for a special “Thank you, Santa” evening.
You can wander this truly unique zoo and interact with special exhibits that will only be available during the Electric Safari (including the new-to-the-zoo Eastern black Rhinoceros and the Elephant Barn), or you can ride high above the crowd on the Mountaineer Sky Ride and see the lights of the City as well.
Weather permitting, there will be nightly pony rides ($1), and warming fires throughout the Zoo. There will also be select areas that will be open during the event to allow you to warm up in the heated exhibits.
A beautiful and exciting experience, the last tickets each evening will be sold at 7:30 to allow time to stroll the grounds. Prices are reasonable, and there will be opportunities to receive discounts for bringing select items and being a Secret Santa to the Animals. Check out Electric Safari for more detailed pricing information and available discounts.