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                        Celebrating 50 Years of Adventure
                        The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Wonderfully Wild. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Wonderfully Wild.

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                        PALM DESERT/INDIAN WELLS, CA • December 20, 2019

                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                        Contact: Erin Scott
                        Sr. Marketing and Public Relations Manager
                        760-346-5694 x.2610

                        WildLights at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens will be open nightly beginning tonight Friday, December 20 through Saturday, December 28 (closed Christmas Day), from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with last admission at 8:30 p.m.


                        At WildLights the zoo and gardens turns into a twinkling winter wonderland of more than a million lights. Guests will be amazed at the festive tunnel of lights synchronized to holiday music, the life-sized herd of illuminated animal lanterns, and the holiday-themed edition of the G-scale model train display. New this year, a giant 15-foot dazzling gift made of lights will serve as the perfect backdrop for photos.  


                        Guests can explore pathways and brilliant light displays throughout the African section of the park and meet many of the Zoo’s African animals including cheetah, zebra, and giraffe. Visits with Santa, animal encounters, keeper chats, and entertainment also take place nightly. 


                        For an additional fee, attendees can take a spin on the carousel, make s’mores, and ride the Polar Express train ride that transports them through a snowy, sparkling wonderland. Seasonal refreshments, holiday spirits, WildLights souvenirs, and zoo-themed holiday gifts will be available for purchase.


                        WildLights is presented by the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation, and is sponsored by HiTech Lights.


                        Admission is $14 per person; $12 for members, military (with ID); $10 for children ages 3-12 and free for those under 3. Some attractions require additional fees. Tickets can be purchased online at www.almostalwaysmuddy.com or at the main admissions gate.  For more information, visit www.almostalwaysmuddy.com or call (760) 346-5694.

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