Some highlights? Denver Zoo spokesman Sean Andersen-Vie says the zoo's multicultural entertainment will grow this year to include German and Polish singers and dancers, along with the usual Hispanic-, Asian- and African-themed performances, and special displays will include an interpretive Mongolian ger, or tent structure, to explore. And, as always, each night will be filled with carolers, ice carvers, visits with Santa and warming stations offering cold-weather drinks and goodies, as well as shopping at the overloaded zoo shop. But there's yet another reason to attend on this quiet Monday night: Today is the last day visitors can bring a new toy to donate in return for half-price admission; the donations go to Denver Bronco Wesley Woodyard's 16Ways Foundation Toy Drive, but the early-season gate-admission deal goes away after today.
Visit Zoo Lights nightly through January 5; tickets range from $6 to $12. Visit denverzoo.org for more information, or text "Dzoo" to 56512 for the evening's scheduled events.
Dec. 6-Jan. 5, 5:30-9 p.m., 2013