Holiday lights are more than just bits of festive sparkle. We like to think that each illuminated bulb represents a seasonal act of kindness — and with the way you people have been acting lately, we're fearful that this year many lamps will be lit for nothing! It's time to sweeten up already and give a little extra consideration to your fellow man. And if you need an idea of how much pleasantness is requested, no, required
, this season, the Saint Louis Zoo can help. The Forest Park institution flips the switch on its huge holiday lights display on Friday, November 27, at 5:30 p.m. Wild Lights
are aglow from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday until Sunday, December 13, and also from December 18 to 23 and December 26 to 30. With the twinkling-lights extravaganza, you not only will get motivated to spread your allotment of holiday cheer, but you and yours can also gather around a fire for story time, hop aboard the "Glacier Run" motion simulator ($3), carol along with the choirs, sip hot cocoa and more. Wild Lights evenings have a $5-per-person admission fee, and parking in the south lot by Highway 40 is free — see, the zoo is in the spirit! Call 314-781-0900 or visit www.stlzoo.org
to learn more.
Fridays-Sundays; Dec. 18-23; Dec. 26-30. Starts: Nov. 27. Continues through Dec. 13, 2009