Zoo New York hosting holiday lights spectacular, honoring local teen

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As Jefferson County remains in a state of emergency, with mask requirements, people are looking for things to do outside, and safely. One such event, is called Winter Wonderlights at Zoo New York in Watertown. And while there are a lot of displays that will bring smiles to faces one display — honoring a local teenager — will leave you feeling every emotion possible.

“So this is our second annual Winter Wonderlights. Right outside of our guest services building, this is the first view that you see,” Zoo New York Marketing Director Joshua Baughn said, showing off the sights.

Zoo New York, Watertown’s zoo at Thompson Park, is bringing the flair for the holiday season.

“A lot of our initial concept was that we wanted to give somebody the opportunity to get out in the winter time, when our attendance is a little bit lower, so we thought, why not decorate the zoo? We reached out to the company that helps put on Lights on the Lake and their quote was just a little out of our price range, so we said, let’s do a grassroots, homegrown version of it,” Baughn said.

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