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ZooLights Is Going on the Road With a Holiday Truck

Photograph courtesy National Zoo.

The National Zoo’s annual holiday extravaganza ZooLights will be reimagined as a holiday mobile this year. ZooLights Express, powered by Pepco, is a massive 24-foot truck that will drive around DC neighborhoods starting Friday, November 27. The amazing light display has been a Washington tradition for 13 years, so the zoo decided to take their animals on the road so that people can safely view this year’s “Panda Claws.”

ZooLights Express will visit each DC ward on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 PM to 8 PM. The Zoo will release more detailed information about its route, which will stop in one ward each weekend night through December 19, starting with Ward 1 on 11/27.

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Rosa joined Washingtonian in 2016 after graduating from Mount Holyoke College. She covers arts and culture for the magazine. She’s written about anti-racism efforts at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, dinosaurs in the revamped fossil hall at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum, and the horrors of taking a digital detox. When she can, she performs with her family’s Puerto Rican folkloric music ensemble based in Jersey City. She lives in Adams Morgan.