Zoo Lights begins Friday

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The annual Zoo Lights event at Reid Park Zoo doesn't kick off until Friday night, but Wednesday night, zoo members got a sneak preview.

Families came out despite the cold night. They got a chance to see all the lights and Christmas decorations two days ahead of a time. It's a Christmas tradition here in Tucson, but this was a first for many families.

"We'd never been to the zoo to see the lights and my girls are finally old enough to go out in the dark, so it was really a great experience," said zoo member Ginger Eagerton.  "There were lights everywhere."

If you're not a zoo member, Zoo Lights will be open for everyone else from December 3 through December 5, from 6 to 8 P.M.