HONOLULU, Hawaii — Houston Zoo Lighting has turned on a new spotlight in honor of a beloved pet, the beloved light fixture.
The lights on the zoo’s giant Christmas tree and a light fixture at the zoo are now dimmed and dimmed again.
The zoo has been a favorite for holiday lights since it opened in 1971, said Stephanie Reedy, director of public relations for the zoo.
The light fixtures have been a fixture at all times since the zoo opened, she said.
But the zoo had to make changes in order to have them dimmed, so now it only lights the tree and the lights around the zoo, Reedy said.
“I think that’s just something that’s really special,” she said, adding that the lighting will go on as long as it is working.
A total of 16,000 light fixtures are expected to be dimmed for the holiday season.
The zoo has also added a Christmas tree, and a Christmas light for visitors.
This is not the first time the zoo has had to adjust lighting for the holidays.
The lighting has been dimmed during Christmas time.
Last year, the zoo decided to dim the lights off its Santa Claus statue in the front of the zoo in honor and because the lights are not being dimmed.