Last Saturday, I took a much-needed study break by going to the St. Louis Zoo’s annual Wild Lights display. I remember seeing the lights and decorations last year at the zoo during the day, but didn’t realize that they were specifically for this event.
My friend Jiwon and I had a grand ‘ol time running around taking selfies with the different displays! After regretting not taking my tripod to Garden Glow, I’m so glad that I lugged it along this time despite the numerous stares. #don’tcurr
The animal lights were especially neat – we were at a zoo, after all.
To my surprise, the Insect House was open! Glad I got to see some live animals while at the zoo.
The spider’s terrarium was even decorated with Christmas lights and ornaments! If I had a pet spider I’d probably do the same. Except keep the decorations in there year-round.
Unfortunately, Jiwon didn’t find the bugs as attractive as I did, so we left.
I wanted to capture the lights’ reflections on the pond, but was surprised to later see the larger picture on my computer screen that the pelicans were also visible! Jiwon asked how do they not float away while sleeping? Secret is, they’re perched on rocks.
This final, grand swan display was my favorite:
Overall, the experience was a good one, although a little rushed (car rental time was up and had to go back to study!!!). The only really annoying thing about the whole event was that visitors could only enter and leave through one entrance (South entrance), which really clogged up the streets. If you didn’t want to deal with traffic, you had the option to park far away then walk 3/4 mi to the correct entrance! What?! St. Louis Zoo, I hope you’re reading this, and take this inconvenience into consideration if you want less grumpy guests next year.
Have you ever been to Wild Lights? What are some cool Christmas light displays around your town?
Thanks for reading!
(Also linked on Oak & Oats)