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Toledo Magazine: Let there be Lights!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Visitors watch the timed lights change colors along with the beat of Christmas music.

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Visitors snap photos near changing lights.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lights twinkle along the Tembo Trail.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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