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The Zoo is proud to present The Gift of Lights, a holiday lights experience, sponsored by Indiana Michigan Power. The Gift of Lights will run Friday through Sunday, November 23 to December 23, 5 to 9 pm (last admission at 8:30). More than a million lights will be wrapped around trees and in free-standing displays.
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The Zoo will close at 4 pm on November 23, 24, and 25 to prepare for the event (last admission at 3:30 pm).
 
South Bend Civic Theatre has special performances planned (weather permitting) for The Gift of Lights. Performances will take place by the Christmas tree near the North American river otter habitat. There will also be special guests like Santa, the Elf on the Shelf, the Grinch and Elsa and Anna. Schedules vary.
 
Our Round Barn Bar and Otter Cabin will be open for our 21 and older guests to enjoy beer, wine, and special holiday drinks. As well, hot chocolate, coffee, and concessions will be available.
 
Tickets will be available at the entrance each open night. Regular price tickets will be $9 for adults and $7 for children 3-14 and seniors 62 and over. Members will be $6 for adults and $4 for children and seniors. Children 2 and under are free. Carousel tickets will be $2 and train tickets will be $3. They will run as weather permits.