ZooLights Express to hit the road in DC this month

ZooLights is now coming-to-you-lights.

The National Zoo’s beloved lights will be on tour throughout the District in the form of a 24-foot ZooLights Express truck, powered by Pepco, the Smithsonian institution said Tuesday.

“Usually held onsite at the Zoo for the past 13 years, ZooLights has been reimagined into ZooLights Express, a distanced and safe way to bring joy and bit of holiday sparkle to D.C. residents,” the Smithsonian wrote in a release.

The truck will be decorated with light displays, featuring “Panda Claws,” and visit one ward each Friday and Saturday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., starting Nov. 27.

Check out the dates and locations below. Specific routes will be posted online.

  • Friday, Nov. 27 | Ward 1
  • Saturday, Nov. 28 | Ward 2
  • Friday, Dec. 4 | Ward 3
  • Saturday, Dec. 5 | Ward 4
  • Friday, Dec. 11| Ward 5
  • Saturday, Dec. 12 | Ward 6
  • Friday, Dec.18 | Ward 7
  • Saturday, Dec.19 | Ward 8

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Editor and reporter for WTOP.com. He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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