Hearts are aglow during the holidays – and so are the nights at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Wash., where animals, local landmarks and lush landscapes spring to life nightly in more than 600,000 crisply colorful LEDs. Over here is a walrus, shimmering in the darkness, complete with its long tusks. Over there hammerhead sharks and sea turtles, brought to life as tree ornaments, shine in a sea of trees. Elsewhere, a Sumatran tiger cub, chases an elusive butterfly. Down yonder, the green-and purple
Flame Tree shines with more than 30,000 LEDs. All around the Zoo, light and color fuse into a landscape of whimsical animal scenes, iconic endangered animals, and local landmarks guaranteed to bring smiles to the faces of visitors from 1 to 100.