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Turtleback Zoo Holiday Lights Spectacular

  • Yesterday · 7:00 PM
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Every year the Turtleback Zoo has gorgeous Christmas lights set up with some of the zoo exhibits open. There are approximately 50 animal and holiday themed figures.
Admission is free! They collect non-perishable food items, new, unwrapped toys and new or gently used winter coats to be donated to various organizations. The exhibit is open from 5pm-9pm. There is a restaurant called McLoone’s Boathouse next door and they have a nice happy hour. I’ll likely be there from 5:30-6:45 and then head over to the zoo if anyone is interested! Let me know if you plan to meet up at happy hour when you RSVP to the event. Here is the address:
Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex- Essex County Turtle Back Zoo; 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ

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  • Peter "MauiMacMan" R.

    Thanks for letting me know about this cool place. I was there with my mom (in wheelchair). Brrrr. Too cold. We made a bee line for the touch tank for stroking ray's and the shark. Did anyone notice me (with the light up walking stick?). The lights as animals was fun to see.

    1 · 8h ago

  • Kelly Jean R.

    Sad we missed ya'll :( But we enjoyed and got some really cute shots :)

    Yesterday

    • Alana

      Sorry we missed you

      Yesterday

  • Alana

    Bison exhibit!

    Yesterday

  • Kelly Jean R.

    Is anyone still here...what exhibit are u by?

    Yesterday

    • Alana

      It's closing but we are by the cafe

      Yesterday

  • Alex C.

    Just looking for parking. I'll see you shortly

    Yesterday

  • Michelle S

    Where are you guys now? We're walking inside

    Yesterday

  • Alana

    Sorry I just found out there's another snake! We are walking to the sansibar cafe near the snake statue

    Yesterday

  • Alana

    Meet us by the Komodo dragon statue and snake light where you come in

    1 · Yesterday

    • Ziggy

      Inside the zoo or the complex?

      Yesterday

    • Alana

      Zoo

      Yesterday

  • Matt V.

    I just got here. Where are we meeting?

    Yesterday

    • Alana

      Front by the snake

      Yesterday

  • Kelly Jean R.

    My hubby and I will be coming in one car(cause then I have to head to work in Parsippany tonight). Would there be anyone that could give him a ride home to Bloomfield? If not I can always call a family member :)

    Yesterday

  • Jennifer K.

    My guest and I won't get there till a little after 7. If we see you, we'll join up, but if not, we'll enjoy it on our own after a later start.

    1 · Yesterday

    • Alana

      No problem. We are here and will wait a bit

      Yesterday

    • Kelly Jean R.

      Hey Jenn...my hubby and I won't be there right at 7 either...so we could walk through together if ya want :)

      Yesterday

  • Victoria

    Hi! I'm really sick and congested. I can't go tonight. I'm very sorry :-(

    Yesterday

    • Alana

      No problem. It's cold out!!

      1 · Yesterday

  • Brandon

    I might have dinner before @ McLoones tonight. Anyone have experience with how the food is there?

    Yesterday

  • Alana

    Hey guys! A family emergency came up. As of now, I'll still be hosting the event tomorrow, but will definitely not be going to happy hour. Feel free to go without me and I'll see you at 7 unless otherwise specified. Meet inside the zoo. I'll post a specific location when I get there. I'm 4'10 with brown hair.

    2 · 2 days ago

  • Alana

    Since not many people will be able to make happy hour, I'm cancelling that and will see you guys at the zoo at 7 for the lights on Friday!

    4 days ago

    • Ziggy

      I'm interested, my fault as well for not noting the happy hour thing earlier

      4 days ago

    • Keith

      I'd go

      4 days ago

  • Jimmy

    Alana, are we to meet outside the main gate or inside the zoo area.

    4 days ago

  • Kelly Jean R.

    I'm saying yes(just to the lights for now). I just gotta see how my sleep is that day(cause I am now a package handler at UPS on the 11pm-4am shift). But should be a go :)

    November 26

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