Experience Energy Nights at Zoo Lights Powered by LES

LINCOLN — The Lincoln Children’s Zoo, in partnership with Lincoln Electric System, has once again been transformed into one of the largest energy-efficient light shows in the Midwest. Zoo Lights Powered by LES features many holiday favorites, including multiple light shows choreographed to holiday music, hanging vine lights, over 30 lit animal silhouettes, electric train rides, a brand new 140-foot-long cathedral light tunnel and more. Guests can also get their picture taken with LES’ nutcracker lineworkers each night of the event, plus engage with LES volunteers on select evenings through Energy Nights.

Energy Nights allow LES to interact with and educate the community to maximize energy use. Energy Nights have been an event staple since Zoo Lights Powered by LES’ inaugural event in 2019, allowing event attendees to engage with LES volunteers who can answer energy-related questions, provide valuable tips and demonstrate points with a handmade model gingerbread house on display. Complimentary glow items will also be provided to attendees on these nights. 

“Just last year, more than 46,000 guests attended Zoo Lights Powered by LES,” said McKenzie Ferguson-Fagan, Education & Outreach specialist at LES. “LES employees look forward to connecting with so many of our local customer-owners through Energy Nights.”

Energy Nights are hosted 5:30-9 p.m. on Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 28. 

Zoo Lights Powered by LES has welcomed nearly 150,000 community members since 2019, creating a tradition for people of all ages to gather, connect and celebrate. This year’s event will run through Dec. 30. Follow LES on Facebook and Instagram for energy-saving tips, Zoo Lights Powered by LES ticket giveaways and other holiday cheer throughout the season. Visit for event updates and to reserve your tickets today.