APPLE VALLEY, Minn. (FOX 9) - The Minnesota Zoo’s holiday lights show, Nature Illuminated, is back again this year and will open to the public on Thursday.
This year’s drive-thru event features custom-made, larger-than-life inflatable animals and light work accompanied by an audio tour. There will also be a walking tour option later in the season where visitors can enjoy the lights while walking on a trail. The goal is to shine a light on some of the world’s most endearing and endangered animals.
A sea turtle and a seahorse at Nature Illuminated at the Minnesota Zoo. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Zoo. (Minnesota Zoo / FOX 9)
The zoo started Nature Illuminated as an exclusively drive-thru event last year, when drive-thru light shows were how many experienced the holiday season due to the global pandemic.
The driving tour runs through Jan. 2 while the walking experience takes place Jan. 6-16.
Tickets can be reserved online.