Celebrating 52 years of holiday tradition,\u00a0Christmas\u00a0at the\u00a0Zoo\u00a0presented by Donatos and Teachers Credit Union is bigger than ever with more nights and more lights. As the first\u00a0zoo\u00a0in the nation to host a holiday lights event,\u00a0thousands of families from Central Indiana and beyond come year after year to enjoy the season with the\u00a0Indianapolis\u00a0Zoo. Featuring 37 nights of magic and lights, this year\u2019s event will kick off Nov. 21 and continue daily through Dec. 30, closed only on Thanksgiving,\u00a0Christmas\u00a0Eve and Day. The\u00a0Zoo\u00a0opens daily at noon. Festivities go on each night from 5-9pm, until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Under the Bicentennial Pavilion, Santa\u2019s Village is the newest and most popular addition to the event. Attendance will be monitored in this area to ensure space for social distancing. Jolly Old St. Nick\u00a0will greet families for fun and reimagined visits inside his beautifully decorated study.\u00a0Visitors can see reindeer and pose by a sleigh inside Santa\u2019s Barn presented by Honda Manufacturing of Indiana. Cookie decorating kits are available in Mrs. Claus\u2019 Kitchen presented by Peyton Manning Children\u2019s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent. With a wild twist like only the\u00a0Zoo\u00a0can do, guests can also interact with wintertime animals, including dogs and penguins. Nominated for USA Today\u2019s 10Best\u00a0Zoo\u00a0Lights for a sixth straight year, the\u00a0Zoo\u00a0will transform each night into a winter wonderland filled with more than a million colorful lights. Near Santa\u2019s Village, the stunning Tunnel of Lights is the most photo-worthy spot after dark and leads visitors down a glittering, one-way path into the rest of the\u00a0Zoo.\u00a0In Flights of Fancy,\u00a0We Three Trees presented by Central Indiana Honda Dealers provides another fun family photo op.\u00a0Guests can activate the Dancing Lights display with the sounds of their voices. The\u00a0Zoo\u2019s holiday LED lights are\u00a0presented by Peyton Manning Children\u2019s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent. Plus,\u00a0Visitors can bring old holiday lights to the\u00a0Zoo\u2019s Entry Plaza for recycling sponsored by Technology Recyclers. Guests can enjoy the sounds of warm themselves by campfires and chase away the chills with a cup of hot cocoa or a seasonal cocktail inspired by Hotel Tango. Plus, on select Saturdays,\u00a0the\u00a0Indianapolis\u00a0Symphonic Choir will fill the night with the sounds of\u00a0holiday carols. Many of the\u00a0Zoo\u2019s robust animals \u2014 walrus, tigers, red pandas, brown bears and more \u2014 will be out to enjoy the cooler weather. A new cold-weather species, the beautiful Arctic fox awaits in Flights of Fancy. Plus, visitors can learn more about their favorite animals during special chats throughout the day. The\u00a0Zoo\u2019s many indoor exhibits also offer a place for guests to go when cheeks get rosy, and again, attendance will be monitored for social distancing. Christmas\u00a0at the\u00a0Zoo\u00a0is free for members and included with regular\u00a0Zoo\u00a0admission.\u00a0Everyone is required to visit IndianapolisZoo.com to reserve a timed-entry ticket in advance. The\u00a0Zoo\u00a0is totally compliant with the most up-to-date safety guidelines from the city and state. With limits for\u00a0Zoo\u00a0capacity, guests are encouraged to plan ahead and visit early in the season. All guests age 3 and up are required to wear a mask when entering the\u00a0Zoo, in all indoor areas, including buildings within Santa\u2019s Village, and outdoors when social distancing is not possible. All the\u00a0Zoo\u2019s standard safety guidelines will also be in effect during\u00a0Christmas\u00a0at the\u00a0Zoo, and guests are encouraged to visit the\u00a0Zoo\u2019s website to know what to expect for their visit. About the Indianapolis Zoo The Indianapolis Zoo empowers people\u00a0and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation.\u00a0Located in White River State Park downtown, the Indianapolis Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Alliance of Museums as a zoo, aquarium and botanical garden.\u00a0Visit\u00a0IndianapolisZoo.com.