Holiday getaway lights at Turtle Again Zoo now open up for 2021

The gentle display at the Turtle Back Zoo is back again on for 2021.
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Take a winter season stroll by the Essex County Turtle Back again Zoo this vacation season underneath the glowing lights with in excess of 50 winter season and animal figures.

The getaway custom, Essex County’s Getaway Lights Breathtaking at the Turtle Back again Zoo, commences this weekend. 

The Turtle Back again Zoo will be turned into a winter season wonderland with seasonal lights displays and costumed people. Site visitors can stroll the landscaped paths of the zoo illuminated with holiday getaway lights these as toy troopers and penguins. The party is held on weekends, Nov. 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, Dec. 3, 4, 5, and each and every evening from Dec. 10 to 31 from 5 to 9 p.m. (closed Dec. 24 and25.)

Admission is cost-free, but  guests are inspired to bring donations of nonperishable food stuff items, new unwrapped toys, and new and carefully used winter season coats to help people in need.                

About 50 animal and holiday getaway-themed figures will gentle up the winter season night time in Turtle Back again Zoo and the encompassing Essex County South Mountain Recreation Elaborate. More than 1 million lights will illuminate figures of bears, tigers and elephants, alongside with holiday getaway lights made to appear like picket troopers, stars and winter scenes. Several animal reveals will be open up, which include the Sea Lion Sound, Essex Farm, Tam-ring Gibbons Reserve, Tropical Currents Aquarium and the Reptile Setting up. The Endangered Species Carousel will also be open, with ride tickets for $2.

Myrtle the Turtle, the mascot of Turtle Back Zoo, and several pals will be on hand to greet guests at the zoo. In addition, there will be particular appearances by Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, and ice sculpture demonstrations and carol sings.

The Essex County Vacation Lights Impressive is sponsored by PSE&G, Covanta Electrical power, the Zoological Modern society of New Jersey and the Essex County Parks Basis. Sizzling chocolate and other refreshments will be accessible for buy. For a lot more information, simply call Essex County Turtle Back again Zoo at 973-731-5800 or take a look at

The gentle exhibit at the Turtle Back again Zoo.
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