Christmas is only 17 days away!   If you need some help getting in the holiday spirit, then maybe some local events can help you out.  The Amarillo Zoo is kicking off a Zoo Light Safari!

As a mom I am always looking for new and fun stuff to do, especially around the holidays.  I want to make sure that my son enjoys the holidays and makes memories to last forever.  So when I heard about the Zoo Lights Safari, I knew I had to share.

The Amarillo Zoo have done a lot of work to make sure that all the halls, trees and bushes are decked out with the biggest brightest lights display ever!  They will be opening up for 8 special nights for you and your family to stroll the zoo grounds, sip some hot cocoa and listen to some caroling.

The best part of it is each night the kids will get to write a letter to Santa, build a special bird treat for the wild feathered friends and other extras.  Here is a list of the activities for you to choose the perfect night.

Friday, December 7th

Carolers: From 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm the "QC Kids" church of Quail Creek.  From 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm the "Rhapsody" Bushland High School will take over.

There will also be a special appearance from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Saturday, December 8th

Carolers: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm the Coulter Road Baptist church.  From 7-8 pm Kingswood United Methodist Church, and from 8-9 pm Church Alive.

Rudolph the Red-nose Reindeer will also be stopping by.

Friday, December 14th

Carolers: 6-9 pm Golden Spread Chorus

Alexandra Stone will be doing some storytelling and Rudolph the Red-nose Reindeer will be stopping by.

Saturday, December 15th

Carolers: 6-9 pm Sweet Adeline's

Jackie Kingston will be doing some storytelling and there will be special appearances from Rudolph the Red-nose Reindeer and Santa Claus!

Wednesday, December 19th

Carolers: 6-7 pm Travis Middle School, 7:30-8:30 pm "Ornamentations" Amarillo Opera.

Shelly Sites will be doing some storytelling and Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer will be there.

Thursday, December 20th

Carolers: 6-7 pm "Note-orious" Caprock High School, 7-8 pm "Bravo!" Randall High School.

Rudolph the Red-nose Reindeer will be flying through.

Friday, December 21st

Carolers: 6-7:30 pm Second Baptist Church, 7:30-9 pm Canyon High School.

Megan Collier will be storytelling and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will be stopping by.

Saturday, December 22nd

Carolers: 6-7 pm "Ornamentations" Amarillo Opera

Shelly Sites will be storytelling, Santa Claus will be hanging out with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Delvin Wilson will be doing some ice sculpturing awesomeness.

This could be a new family tradition. On these nights, the zoo will be opened from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for children and 2 and under are free.  They will also have the 'zootique' open for you to do some shopping, maybe some stocking stuffers.