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5:27 AM Sun, Dec. 16th

More lights at Heritage Sanctuary’s Wild Lights & Animal Sights

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There’s three more weeks to check out Heritage Park & Zoological Sanctuary’s Wild Lights & Animal Sights and this year, there’s more to see than ever, said Media & Marketing Coordinator Lorette Brashear.

Now in its sixth year, this year, the sanctuary got some help from the City of Prescott and received a grant to be able to add more lights, Brashear said.

“Everything’s decorated around the zoo, every tree is pretty much lit up, everything in the main pathway is all decorated,” she said. “We have cute little scenes where if you look up on trees, you might see an owl that’s lit up. It’s kind of like a seek and find.”


Admission is $4 for members and $6 for nonmembers.

At first glance, families who come might just troll around and be in total awe of the lights, but it’s when they take a second stroll and really look at everything they’ll see more, Brashear said. That’s when people might notice a dog in the corner eating popcorn or other things on trees, she said.

Setting up Wild Lights & Animal Sights starts in October, where the lights for the pathways are lit for the Halloween event, Brashear said. After that, all the little scenes start coming out, she said.

“We’re still actually putting up lights,” Brashear said. “When you find out that only one guy does, it, it’s impressive. He does a really great job.”

Still, even though it takes a long time to put up, It’s all very rewarding to see it come together, Brashear said. Not only that, but every year, they try to kick it up a notch, she said.

This year, it depends on the night that people come, but they can listen to carolers while enjoying hot chocolate, apple cider and coffee, Brashear said.

“They can come and warm up and walk around and see everything with their families,” she said.

Wild Lights & Animal Sights is open to the public from 6 to 8:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday evening through Saturday, Dec. 30. The Heritage Park and Zoological Sanctuary is located at 1403 Heritage Park Road.

For more information, call 928-778-4242.