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PAW Patrol + WildLights at Woodland Park = holiday fun for animal lovers

If you've got a "PAW Patrol" fan in your house, and you're looking for a fun holiday event for the family, mark your calendar for Wednesday, Dec. 11: It's PAW Patrol theme night at WildLights at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo.

It's a perfect pairing as police pup Chase and fearless Skye teach lessons about caring for animals. They'll be on hand along with real-life Seattle Fire Department personnel, who will be on hand for a meet-and-greet and photo ops with a fire engine.

WildLights features more than 800,000 energy-efficient LED lights recreating wild animals and wild places across the zoo, plus night rides on the lighted historic carousel and the popular indoor Snowmazium with faux snow.

(Note: Visiting WildLights is generally not about seeing the animals, although certain "ambassador animals" will make appearances and select indoor exhibits will be open to explore.)


WildLights details:

Hours: 5:30-8:30 p.m. nightly through Jan. 5 (except Dec. 9, 10, 24 and 25.)
Getting there: Enter WildLights through the zoo's west and south entrances. Parking is free after 3:30 p.m.
Admission: $16.95 adults, $12.95 children. (Members receive 20% discount.) Tickets can be purchased online in advance; however, no refunds given in the event of rain (the show goes on!). It also does sell out sometimes.

PAW Patrol event:

When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. (Fire department on hand until 7:30).
No additional charge.