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Two weekends left for Wildlights and Animal Sights

Lights the public can see at Wildlights and Animal Sights, an event with only two weekends left until it ends. (Ron Brashear/Courtesy)

Lights the public can see at Wildlights and Animal Sights, an event with only two weekends left until it ends. (Ron Brashear/Courtesy)

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Lights the public can see at Wildlights and Animal Sights, an event with only two weekends left until it ends. (Ron Brashear/Courtesy)

There are only two weekends left to see holiday lights while being among the animals at the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary.

This year’s Wildlights and Animal Sights, which has been running on Fridays and Saturdays since late November, has been doing really well, said Marketing and Events Coordinator Ron Brashear.

“There are quite a bit more lights than in the past,” Brashear said, also mentioning there are quite a bit more pop-up displays.

For Wildlights and Animal Sights, the park is filled with festive holiday decorations, music and light displays allowing visitors to have a fun holiday time while seeing the animals at night. In 2017, it was rated one of the best events in the state of Arizona.

The only two dates left for the event are Friday and Saturday, Dec. 21-22 and Friday and Saturday, Dec. 28-29. There’s usually music during the event, but on Dec. 21, Fly By Night Mobile DJ Eric Costianos is going to be providing the music, Brashear said.

As for the animals, Heritage Park’s new wolves have become a lot more active, he said. The clouded leopards, lynx and porcupine have also been pretty active lately, Brashear said.

As a whole, Wildlights and Animals Sights provides a great time with some great atmosphere in seeing the zoo all lit up, he said.

“The lights really add to it,” Brashear said. “It gives you a different perspective.”

In addition to the music and the lights, which are of all colors, concessions such as coffee, hot chocolate and tea are also available to guests, he said. The hot chocolate has been pretty popular, Brashear said.

Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary is open from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for the event and admission is $5 for members and $8 for nonmembers.

For more information about Wildlights and Animal Sights, call the Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary at 928-778-4242.

By Jason Wheeler, follow him on Twitter @PrescottWheels, reach him at 928-445-3333 ext. 2037.

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