Every year, my mom and dad gift our family with a Columbus Zoo and COSI membership. As a large family, these gifts are invaluable, providing us a year long opportunity for fun at two of our best-loved places. One of our favorite aspects of the zoo membership is the annual Wild Lights display. It is truly spectacular! And there’s something so very festive about walking through this zoo at night. Vendors selling hot cocoa, cider and cinnamon roasted almonds and pecans. Cotton candy in the brisk, night air.

This year’s trip was most enjoyable. Our dear friend, Hilaire, was our guest, in honor of his birthday. It was a lovely evening, though we were a bit disappointed that the Christmas model train village was not on display.

Here’s a reprise:

A wonderland of “wild lights…”

A whirlwind ride on the carousel…

A happy family…

Tired bats…

Tired langurs…

And a very tired little girl…

And yet, an enjoyable evening. Little traditions make a big difference. Do you have a special favorite? What does your family enjoy most during this season? I look forward to you sharing!

Blessings,