Christmas is a magical time of the year; it is time when children get to see Santa, and the Denver Zoo's Zoo Lights offers this opportunity to kids. The Zoo Lights is presented by Your Hometown Toyota Stores. Santa will be appearing at the Zoo's North Pole, which is presented by Bank of America. This jolly, old fluffy fellow is going to be leaving on December 23, but that does not mean that people will not be making that last effort to see him before he leaves. Those who attend the event will have access to holiday treats and a lot of Christmas-themed events that cannot be found anywhere else.

Some people take a spin on the carousel just for fun, while others share their wish list with Santa himself. It should be noted that this event has occurred at this location for 26 years, and it has been a great success each time. People who are looking for the right gift might want to give the gift of experience since the Zoo's Commercial Christmas Lights runs until January 1, 2017. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. It should be noted that the weather may affect these times.

The holiday tradition has been growing in popularity for some time. The visitors get to enjoy a light safari where they get to see 60 acres illuminated with style. Families get to see around 150 animated animals, perfectly sculpted to instill wonder that should make children curious about the natural world. These sculptures swing through trees or jump over lawns. Some jolly creatures hide in the bushes and reappear. There is no doubt that this is an interesting event to experience in Colorado.

At the event, one will find live animal demonstrations, carolers, ice carvers, and plenty of traditional holiday fun that should satisfy any visitor.

Those who are interested in attending the event should know that it is $17 for adults, which includes anyone between the ages of 12 to 64. Children from the ages of three to 11 will pay only $12. Senior citizens who are 65 or older will pay $14. All members get a discount of $2 no matter what type of ticket is purchased. There is also an online discount that people can take advantage of, which was set up to help ensure that guests do not have wait in line so long when purchasing tickets for the event.

People who crave a more interesting adventure might want to stick around for the Bunk With the Beast program. This program gives children an opportunity to learn how certain animals adapt to the winter, and it also provides them with an opportunity to stay at the zoo overnight. This gives children a first-hand chance to see how animals sleep through the winter. Those interested just to need to sign up at

It seems like there is a lot to do during the holiday season, and the Denver Zoo should be on everyone's to-do list