Cincinnati Zoo's Festival of Lights Wins Best Zoo Lights!
Toledo Zoo, Detroit Zoo, Indianapolis Zoo and Columbus Zoo also winners
When the sun goes down and the animals go to bed for the night, these 10 U.S. zoos celebrate the season with stunning displays of holiday lights. We asked USA TODAY 10Best readers to vote for their favorite zoo lights from a pool of 20 nominees, and after four weeks of voting, the results are in!
Ohio certainly knows how to light up the night during the holiday season – three of the top five zoos hail from the Buckeye State – and it was the Cincinnati Zoo's PNC Festival of Lights that took home top honors.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Zoo Lights are as follows:
- Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo
- Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo
- Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo
- Christmas at the Indianapolis Zoo
- Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo
- Zoo Lights at the Memphis Zoo
- ZooLights at the Phoenix Zoo
- ZooLights at the Smithsonian National Zoo
- Lights Before Christmas at the Riverbanks Zoo
- L.A. Zoo Lights at the Los Angeles Zoo
10Best Local Experts and Editors picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Additional zoos nominated for Best Zoo Lights included the Denver Zoo, Houston Zoo, Jacksonville Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo, Oakland Zoo, Oregon Zoo, Point Defiance Zoo, San Diego Zoo, St. Louis Zoo and Woodland Park Zoo.
Congratulations to all of our zoo winners!License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo