🌟 Holiday Lights 2023 w/ Ice Sculpting Demonstrations at Turtle Back Zoo

Friday November 17, 2023 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Turtle Back Zoo560 Northfield AveWest Orange NJ 07052973-731-5800
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Ice Sculpting at 6 pm


Take a winter stroll through the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo this holiday season under the sparkling lights of winter and animal characters. Admission by donation. Celebrate the season of giving by bringing a donation of non-perishable food items, new (unwrapped) toys, and gently used coats.

This special event is set against the backdrop of some animals. The focus is on an evening stroll outdoors through light displays and photo ops with friends and family, featuring some fun seasonal activities such as a s’mores station, Grinch weekend and photos with Santa! Not all of the Zoo is open and accessible. Areas to check out to see an animal or two that are open are the Touch Tank, Reptile House, and Farm.


Friday, Saturday, and Sunday ~ Nov. 17-19, 24-26; Dec. 1-3

Nightly starting Friday, Dec. 8 to Saturday, Dec. 31 (closed Dec. 24 and 25)

Ice Sculpting Demonstrations at the Zoo Amphitheater, 6 p.m.

Limited Nights! Ice Carving demonstrations on Fridays. Watch a block of ice transform into an ice sculpture before your eyes. Demonstrations take place during our Holiday Lights Spectacular event.

Friday, November 17th
Friday, November 24th
Friday, December 1st
Friday, December 8th
Friday, December 15th
Friday, December 22th


all ages


Admission is free. Please consider a donation of non-perishable food items, new (unwrapped) toys, or gently used coats.


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