The wildly successful partnership between Audubon Nature Institute and Children’s Hospital has brought exciting experiences to New Orleans families for decades, and together, Audubon and Children’s Hospital will give yet another holiday gift to the families of our community by creating an enchanting nighttime winter dreamland in the heart of Uptown New Orleans.
During Audubon Zoo Lights presented by Children’s Hospital, twinkling lights, holiday story time and merry performances will transform Audubon Zoo into an enchanted, glowing world of wonder. The thrilling sights and fun-filled activities will be experienced over select nights between November 23 and December 30. The whole family will enjoy an exciting array of animal-themed light displays, nightly live entertainment including, jazzy carols, New Orleans-style second line parades and special holiday treats.
"Children’s Hospital has enjoyed a long tradition of celebrating families for more than two generations with Boo at the Zoo and most recently our participation in Mother’s Day at Audubon Zoo,” said John R. Nickens, IV president and CEO of Children’s Hospital. “Audubon Zoo Lights presented by Children’s Hospital will bring more families together to enjoy another of our great city’s treasures.”
Audubon Zoo Lights presented by Children’s Hospital will feature an array of festive, family-friendly activities. Guests can drop by the craft tents and create special messages that will be delivered to the patients at Children’s Hospital or peruse the wares of local artisans in the Holiday Marketplace.
The signature attraction at Audubon Zoo Lights presented by Children’s Hospital will be life-sized, silk-lighted replicas of some of the Zoo’s most popular animals, including a 19-foot-by-19-foot peacock.
“Audubon Zoo Lights presented by Children’s Hospital offers an extraordinary way to connect young minds to the wonders of nature in one of our community’s most beloved destinations: Audubon Zoo, and during such a magical time of the year.’’ said Audubon Nature Institute President and CEO Ron Forman.
Open select nights from November 23 through December 30 from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.