The unseasonably warm weather made for a perfect evening to head to the Festival of Lights at the zoo. We arrived early and were able to park close and check out a few of the characters before it got too crowded. Highlights were visiting with Santa, riding the carousel, the MadCap Puppet show, Anna & Elsa, and of course, checking out all of the light displays.
We wandered over and stood in line to meet with Santa. I think the zoo Santa is our Cincinnati favorite. They take the picture package images and then they let you take as many pictures as you want. The pictures they took turned out so good, but we will stick with the free pictures that we captured. Our girls love Santa. I am hoping that Dave was able to get both girls looking at the camera since I missed it on the fancy camera.
We skipped the line for the train and headed over to the carousel and then checked out the reindeer and Gingerbread Village. Each little house had a mouse hidden inside along with all of the decorations that Dave and Sophia enjoyed looking for.
New this year were Anna and Elsa. I would have to say that this was one of Sophia's favorite moments. She was beaming after meeting the real Anna and Elsa. "Mama, I know they are the real Anna and Elsa because they are not a cartoon."
We were out past bed time and paid the price for it, but I am hoping to make another trip before the lights are done for the season. Hopefully the weather (and the girls) cooperate.