Kansas City Zoo GloWild Display Captured by TikToker Dazzles Viewers

The Kansas City Zoo has outdone itself with its full-on technicolor GloWild light display, and one TikToker recorded the dazzling event for all to see. It isn’t unusual for zoos around the country to put on vibrant nighttime light shows for visitors to enjoy, especially during the holidays. But the KC Zoo’s is over the top this year. So much so that TikToker @yourkchomegirl couldn’t resist recording her experience and sharing it on the popular video platform. Needed to be seen to be believed, the wild neon lights make for an outrageous kaleidoscope of colors. Set to Lo-fi hip hop — NAO-K, you can see children careening through the exhibit surrounded by stunning depictions of glowing wildlife and local landmarks.


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Kansas City Zoo

According to the Zoo, the immersive nighttime event is “a lantern festival like no other, featuring massive handmade steel and silk works of art depicting animals, local landmarks, botanicals, and Asian cultural creations. GloWild will be the largest event of its kind in the Midwest!” Whether it’s the largest or not, it will certainly be the most intense and visually stunning. Running from September 1 to December 11, the zoo is located at 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, MO 64132. If you live in the area or plan on visiting during this timeframe, it’s a definite must-see for all ages.

Phoenix Zoo

If you live in Arizona, the Phoenix Zoo has a legendary holiday light display that will blow your mind. Throwing off a total Disney vibe, everything is strung with lights — and we mean everything! Simply mesmerizing, it runs from November to January. Opened in 1962, it’s the largest privately owned, non-profit zoo in the country. Founded by Robert Maytag, a member of the Maytag washer family, it operates on 125 acres of land in the Papago Park area of Maricopa County. A long-standing holiday tradition in the Valley, adults and kids of all ages make it a part of their Thanksgiving and Christmas to-do list each year.

Desert Botanical Gardens

Another over-the-top light show during the same time frame in the same area comes via the Desert Botanical Gardens with a mind-blowing laser light display that pulsates to music. It’s equally impressive but in its own way. The towering saguaros are bathed in light from top to bottom, as well as pretty much everything else on the property. Check out your area for zoo lights. You might be surprised to find out they put on a show of their own.

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