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Zoo lights among best in country

Christmas at the Zoo, presented by Donatos and Teachers Credit Union, was named fourth in the nation for the USA Today 10Best Zoo Lights.

This is the Indianapolis Zoo’s fourth top-five finish, as voted on by USA Today’s readers online. With a tradition dating back to 1967, Christmas at the Zoo was the first zoo lights event in the nation.

This year, Christmas at the Zoo continues through Dec. 30, closed only on Christmas Eve and Day. Plus, Santa is spending extra time at the Zoo, and families can meet in his study through Dec. 23 from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in addition to event hours (5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday).

Tickets are still available for this holiday season. Space is limited timed-entry tickets must be reserved online in advance. Visit

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