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Map: A Custom Truck Is Bringing ZooLights to These DC Neighborhoods

Here's where you can see the unique mobile displays.

Photograph by Smithsonian's National Zoo/Flickr.

The National Zoo’s annual holiday display ZooLights is hitting the road this year as a 24-foot mobile truck. Manned by a driver in full panda regalia, the truck has already hit Ward 1 and Ward 2, and it will be looping through other neighborhoods each Friday and Saturday from 6 PM to 8 PM until December 19. Here’s where and when to look for the roving light show:

Maps courtesy of the Smithsonian National Zoo.

Ward 3

Friday, December 4 

Starting point: 4600 Garfield St., NW

End point: 1699 Foxhall Rd., NW

Ward 4

Saturday, December 5

Starting point: Calvert St., NW and Connecticut Ave., NW

End point: Between 15th St., NW & 16th St., NW and Columbia Rd., NW

Ward 5

Friday, December 11

Starting point: 5575 South Dakota Ave., NE

End point: 4111 12th St., NE

Ward 6

Saturday, December 12

Starting point: North Capitol St., NW & N St., NW

End point: 52 O St., NE

Ward 7

Friday, December 18

Starting point: 4819 Texas Ave., SE

End point: 4819 Texas Ave., SE

Ward 8

Saturday, December 19

Starting point: 2406 Minnesota Ave., SE

End point: 2500 Pennsylvania Ave., SE

Daniella Byck
Lifestyle Editor

Daniella Byck joined Washingtonian in 2022. She was previously with Outside Magazine and lives in Northeast DC.