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ZooLights is an annual event at the National Zoo.
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ZooLights is an annual event at the National Zoo.

The National Zoo will be all lit up Friday night for ZooLights, and this year the event free to the public.

The gates open at 6 p.m with animal light displays and a new train ride for children. The zoo has partnered with Amtrak to create a Zoomagintion train station, which will be on display inside the park's Asia Trail gift shop.

The Zoo is also collecting donations of canned goods for the DC Central Kitchen. Visitors can drop off items at the Hippo Crate near the Visitors Center.

ZooLights runs Friday through Sunday for the next three weekends, then will be open all days from Dec. 20 through Jan. 1, except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve.

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