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Published: 12/15/2013 - Updated: 3 months ago


Toledo Magazine: Let there be Lights!

The Lights Before Christmas go until the end of December at the Toledo Zoo. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

Courtney Kihlken, of Marblehead, right, holds her nephew Mason Kihlken, 3, as they pose for a photograph by a lit pine tree during this year's Lights Before Christmas at the Toledo Zoo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Courtney Kihlken, of Marblehead, right, holds her nephew Mason Kihlken, 3, as they pose for a photograph by a lit ...
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A couple snap a picture of themselves near a green-wrapped tree near the primate area of The Toledo Zoo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A couple snap a picture of themselves near a green-wrapped tree near the primate area of The Toledo Zoo.
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Visitors walk through a forest of multicolored towering trees along the Tembo Trail. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Visitors walk through a forest of multicolored towering trees along the Tembo Trail.
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A visitor stops to take in the colors near the polar bear exhibit. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A visitor stops to take in the colors near the polar bear exhibit.
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Dan Kalo, of Waterville, left, held his nine-month-old son Luke as the pair danced with Dan's daughter Callie, 4, to Christmas music. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dan Kalo, of Waterville, left, held his nine-month-old son Luke as the pair danced with Dan's daughter Callie,...
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Visitors watch the timed lights change colors along with the beat of Christmas music. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Visitors watch the timed lights change colors along with the beat of Christmas music.
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Visitors snap photos near changing lights. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Visitors snap photos near changing lights.
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Color illuminates the zoo during this year's Lights Before Christmas. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Color illuminates the zoo during this year's Lights Before Christmas.
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A family with a stroller stops to take in lit penguin figurines. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A family with a stroller stops to take in lit penguin figurines.
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One of the Amur tigers paces in the night as visitors snap photos. Enlarge | Buy This Photo One of the Amur tigers paces in the night as visitors snap photos.
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Children rush to see one of the seals as it passes by the observation windows. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Children rush to see one of the seals as it passes by the observation windows.
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Dozens of trees were meticulously wrapped in lights for this year's festivities. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dozens of trees were meticulously wrapped in lights for this year's festivities.
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Gloria Klempert, of Northwood, held her granddaughter, Simone Grimes, 2, as the pair took in the light show. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Gloria Klempert, of Northwood, held her granddaughter, Simone Grimes, 2, as the pair took in the light show.
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Lights twinkle along the Tembo Trail. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lights twinkle along the Tembo Trail.
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Lights twinkle on the railings along the Tembo Trail. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lights twinkle on the railings along the Tembo Trail.
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A waterfall of blue lights twinkle between walkways along the Tembo Trail. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A waterfall of blue lights twinkle between walkways along the Tembo Trail.
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Red lights cast a warm glow on a wrapped tree at the Toledo Zoo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Red lights cast a warm glow on a wrapped tree at the Toledo Zoo.
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Lisa Bowie, of Monroe, smiles at her bundled up daughter, Lydia, 1, as they wait in line for snacks at the Carnivore Cafe. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lisa Bowie, of Monroe, smiles at her bundled up daughter, Lydia, 1, as they wait in line for snacks at the Carnivore Cafe.
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Randy Jakab, of Ann Arbor, and his daughter Olivia, 4, take in the moving model trains and accompanying village. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Randy Jakab, of Ann Arbor, and his daughter Olivia, 4, take in the moving model trains and accompanying village.
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Allison Porter, 14, center right, and Seth Waggoner, 14, both of Stony Ridge, right, take a break from the lights to warm up inside the Carnivore Cafe. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Allison Porter, 14, center right, and Seth Waggoner, 14, both of Stony Ridge, right, take a break from the lights ...
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DayShawn Rome, 14, looks back over his shoulder as he ice skates backwards at the Toledo Zoo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo DayShawn Rome, 14, looks back over his shoulder as he ice skates backwards at the Toledo Zoo.
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Haley Rome, 8, of West Toledo, balances on one skate shortly after hitting the ice. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Haley Rome, 8, of West Toledo, balances on one skate shortly after hitting the ice.
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Mike Mayhugh, of South Toledo, holds up his daughter Mackenzie, 7, as the pair skate at the ice rink. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mike Mayhugh, of South Toledo, holds up his daughter Mackenzie, 7, as the pair skate at the ice rink.
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Danny Rome, Jr., 11, of West Toledo, strikes a pose after landing a small jump. The Rome family hit the ice for the first time together, though they said their extensive roller blading experience helped them skate easily. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Danny Rome, Jr., 11, of West Toledo, strikes a pose after landing a small jump. The Rome family hit the ...
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DayShawn Rome, 14, right, and his father Danny Rome, Sr., of West Toledo, attempt to synchronize skate. Enlarge | Buy This Photo DayShawn Rome, 14, right, and his father Danny Rome, Sr., of West Toledo, attempt to synchronize skate.
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Feliciana Duran, right, helps her sons Sire, 7, center right, and Kyzer, 8, left, skate along with James Dickerson, center left. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Feliciana Duran, right, helps her sons Sire, 7, center right, and Kyzer, 8, left, skate along with James Dickerson, center ...
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Junior Girl Scouts Mary Hite, 10, left, Liz Quinn, 10, center, and Mackenzie Dooley, 10, right, skate together during the Lights Before Christmas. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Junior Girl Scouts Mary Hite, 10, left, Liz Quinn, 10, center, and Mackenzie Dooley, 10, right, skate together during the ...
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