Holiday Lights Spectacular at The Turtle Back Zoo 2017

Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of over 50 winter and animal characters. Celebrate the season of giving by bringing donations of non-perishable food items, new toys, and gently used coats. Different themed activities featured each December weekend makes visiting extra exciting!

Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive And the Board of Chosen Freeholders
Invite you to these special winter events

2017 Essex County Holiday

Lights Spectacular

FREE ADMISSION!!

November 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, December 1, 2, 3; December 8 to January 1 Closed December 24th & 25th
5 to 9 PM
Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex
Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange 973-731-5800 ~ www.essexcountynj.org

Carousel Rides are $2

Sponsored by PSE&G, Covanta Energy, The Essex County Parks Foundation and The Zoological Society of New Jersey

Donations of non-perishable food; new, unwrapped toys; and new & gently used winter coats for the needy are appreciated.

 

Santa, SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Location: Party Gazebo

5pm – 8:30pm

Ice Carving Demonstration, FRIDAY ONLY

Location: Ampitheater

5pm – 6:30pm

Face Painting, nightly

Location: Touch Tank

Face painting & temporary tattoos between $5 – $8

Tis the SEAson Sea Lion Show, nightly

Location: Sea Lion Sound

6pm & 8pm (approx. 15 minutes)

Food Options & Gift Shops, nightly

Multiple Locations: s’mores station (outside café), café open, both gift shops open

Animal Art Sales, TBD

Location: Reptile House

Other Attractions:

-train, carousel, reptile house, aquarium, farm and pony rides OPEN

*DON’T FORGET TO DROP OFF YOUR DONATIONS AT THE STATIONS SET UP OUTSIDE EACH ENTRANCE*

More Information: http://essexcountynj.org/essex-county-events/

Winter in Essex County offers many special ways for people of all ages to celebrate the season.

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