The Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will have longer hours this year. The zoo announced Tuesday that the gates will open an hour earlier this year, at 5 p.m. each night.
The annual Lights Before Christmas show will begin Nov. 22 and run through the end of December, closing only on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Because of the early start for the lights, guests in the zoo in the afternoon will not have to leave and re-enter to enjoy the lights.
Parking for the lights event is only at the main zoo entrance off Greystone Boulevard. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for ages 3 to 12. To avoid lines, guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance online at www.riverbanks.org.