Winter Light Spectacular Ready for Bigger, Better Season Two
Schnecksville, Pa. (November 5, 2015) – Lehigh Valley Zoo, as well as presenting sponsor Christmas Décor, are set to begin the second season of Winter Light Spectacular on Saturday, November 14. Last season, the popular nighttime fundraiser for the Zoo attracted over 40,000 guests across 35 event nights. This season’s Winter Light Spectacular will feature 33 scheduled event nights on Wednesday through Sunday from November 14, 2015, to January 3, 2016.
For the upcoming season, Lehigh Valley Zoo and Christmas Décor have enhanced the entire Winter Light Spectacular experience, raising the bar with new technology, more prominent displays and improved value to guests.
The biggest addition to this year’s event are Musical Light Shows, featuring themes around Star Wars, Frozen and Minions, as well as some classic holiday tunes. Over 3,000 hours of programming went into these shows, which will have the best in lighting technology including RGB, LED and strobe. These shows will take place in the Zoo’s Otter Stadium, which makes for an amazing 360-degree experience.
All in all, Winter Light Spectacular will feature nearly one million energy conserving lights, three state-of-the-art musical light shows, eight distinctly-themed display areas, popular holiday movies, cozy fire pits, giant snow globes, a live reindeer and treat stations featuring seasonal favorites s’mores and hot chocolate. In addition, this special event will include an opportunity for professional photographs with Santa Claus in partnership with Dan’s Camera City.
In an effort to accommodate an expected increase in attendance this year, Lehigh Valley Zoo has partnered with LANta to provide bus transportation to Winter Light Spectacular on select Wednesdays and Fridays. People are encouraged to check the LANta schedule for departure times and ticketing fees.
Winter Light Spectacular runs 5:30-10:00 p.m. on Wednesday through Sunday from November 14, 2015, to January 3, 2016. The event will be on break for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Tickets for this Lehigh Valley Zoo fundraiser are $14 for adults and $9 for children aged 2-11. Lehigh Valley Zoo is located at 5150 Game Preserve Road, P.O. Box 519, Schnecksville, PA 18078. For more information, please visit www.lvzoo.org.
For additional information, please contact:
Tim Glase, Manager of Marketing & Business Partnerships
Lehigh Valley Zoo
gro.oozvlnull@esalgt; office: 610-799-4171, ext. 224; cell: 704-281-0161
About Lehigh Valley Zoo
As a non-profit organization, Lehigh Valley Zoo is eleven years young, but as a treasured community landmark, our history spans over a century. Lehigh Valley Zoo, located in the heart of the Trexler Nature Preserve, is home to more than 325 animal ambassadors representing over 125 species. The Zoo’s animal collection includes 22 species collectively managed through Species Survival Plan Program™ (SSP), administered by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). As a means to share important conservation messaging with Zoo guests and contribute to field conservation, the Zoo contributes to, participates in, and initiates wildlife conservation programs at home and in the field. The Zoo’s full-circle conservation projects spotlight: Spotted Turtle (local), Eastern Spadefoot Toad (local), Mexican Gray Wolf (national), African Penguin (international), Scimitar-horned Oryx (international), Prehensile-tailed Porcupine (international), and Aoudad (international).
Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the Zoo hosts year-round family-friendly events and activities, educational programs, and camps. During the 2014 calendar year, attendance reached over 175,000. Lehigh Valley Zoo is proud to be listed as an educational improvement organization under the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC). Open year-round, the Zoo was voted Best Family Day Trip in The Morning Call’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2009-2014 and Best Family-Friendly Outing in Lehigh Valley Style’s Best of the Lehigh Valley 2014 and 2015. To learn more about Lehigh Valley Zoo, visit our website, www.lvzoo.org, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.