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 runs 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8-10 and 15-23.
In preparation for the second annual event, volunteers have hung thousands of colorful, environmentally friendly LED lights all over the zoo sanctuary, including an enchanted forest of 60 lighted trees.
“Visitors may also enjoy holiday carolers, animal presentations by zoo docents, seasonal refreshments, rides on the miniature Starlight Express train and meet Santa Claus and the zoo’s own Santa Paws,” said Sandy Hilton, Folsom’s Community and Cultural Services Manager. “Our staff and community volunteers have created a wonderful opportunity for our community to celebrate the magic of the holiday season while supporting our wonderful zoo animals.”
Admission is $5 per person, with no fee for children under 2 years old. Train tickets are $3 per person. The event schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions. Additional details are available at 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 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.