The 5th annual lights before Christmas event is happening next month in Merced.

Come and join the Merced community for a family night out at Merced’s Applegate Park Zoo.

Not only come for the lights but also enjoy some playtime at their Snow land.  Some special holiday guest appearances from Christmas Carolers, Santa’s elves, Frosty the Snowman, and most importantly Santa Claus.

Areas of the zoo will be decorated by community organization and businesses.

At least 10 crafts vendors will also be in attendance.

Food will be available onsite for purchase.

This is an event you would definitely not want to miss out on!

$4 admission fee, 5-years or younger get in free.

For volunteer opportunities, click here for more information.