The David Traylor Zoo's Happy Holidaze lighting ceremony comes Tuesday evening.
Thousands of lights will come on shortly before 6 pm. With the closure of Zoo Road to through traffic earlier this fall, Director Lisa Keith says there will be a major change to the event. Everything else, though, will be as people have come to expect.
Elves from the North Pole and a transplanted penguin will also help to greet people who come to the event.
In all, some 21,000 feet of lights will come on, up from around 17,000 feet of lights last year. Those will be re-lit every evening through the holiday season. Pat and Lori Clark won the right to flip the switch during the annual Friends of the Zoo Roundup auction earlier this year, so their grandchildren, 7-year-old Avery Beyer and 5-year-old Maddox Beyer, will get the honors.
KVOE will broadcast live starting at 5 pm.