Get into the holiday spirit at BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo’s ZooLights. ZooLights is a festive evening, mile-long trail through the Zoo featuring more than 50 illuminated display sculptures of animals and traditional holiday spectacles. This year, the Zoo is partnering with the Food Bank to bring more of an impact.

Every guest presenting a non-perishable food item (at least one per person) during the hours of ZooLights, will receive a 50% discount from the regular admission price.

“We are very thankful for the partnership with the Baton Rouge Zoo and the opportunity to collect food for families in need, especially during the holidays when demand is high,” said Michael G. Manning, President and CEO of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. “ZooLights provides families a unique opportunity to enjoy the holidays together while also thinking of others and giving back to the community at the same time.”

“ZooLights is an amazing holiday tradition bringing joy to the Baton Rouge community. Joining with The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to provide food donations and replenish their provisions during the season of giving, makes perfect sense, said Phil Frost, Zoo Director. “The Zoo is about families and we encourage our guests to give back and get back this holiday season through this ideal partnership.”

This holiday tradition begins November 23 and will continue through December 30, closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Admission gates open at 5:30-8pm and grounds close at 9pm.

For more about ZooLights, visit:  http://www.brzoo.org/events/special/zoolights/