Happy Zoo Year from the Cincinnati Zoo!

Posted December 30, 2020

Enjoy a virtual countdown from animals and staff

CINCINNATI (December 30, 2020) – In a normal year, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden would be hosting a big countdown and fireworks display on New Year’s Eve, but things are different in 2020.  Visitors will still be able to ring in the new year at the PNC Festival of Lights, thanks to continued support from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers, but the countdown will be virtual in order to discourage people from gathering in one spot.

“The best part about our virtual countdown is that you can enjoy it any time and from anywhere in the world,” said Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard.  “Ring in the new year early with your kids or wait until midnight for the official start of the new year.  Our virtual Happy Zoo Year features some of your favorite animals, including Fiona, and a fun look back at 2020.  It wasn’t all bad!”

PNC Festival of Lights is open now through January 3.  In order to give everyone a chance to see the lights, Bonus Nights have been added on January 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17. Make a reservation today to experience PNC Festival of Lights for yourself and find out why USA Today readers have voted it #1 Best Zoo Lights in the country for the past three years!