New Year's Eve: Happy Zoo Year

The Cincinnati Zoo is kicking off its New Year’s Eve celebration a little early this year — literally.

click to enlarge Happy Zoo Year
Happy Zoo Year

The Cincinnati Zoo is kicking off its New Year’s Eve celebration a little early this year — literally. There will be a countdown starting at 5 p.m. and ending at 9, capping off a night full of puppet shows, meet-and-greets and fireworks. General admission tickets include both Happy Zoo Year and the Festival of Lights, making this family-friendly event one you won’t want to miss. The Cincinnati Zoo invites “party animals” of all ages to join in on the fun and help ring in the New Year.


5 p.m. Thursday. $18 adults; $12 children/seniors. The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3400 Vine St., Avondale, cincinnatizoo.org