The snow has come at a perfect time. Binder Park Zoo's Zoo Lights celebration begins Friday night (Nov. 30th) and will happen every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through December 23rd.

If you're wondering what Zoo Lights is, it's a chance to walk through a zoo lit up with Christmas lights. The event is geared mainly to children with carousel rides, chances to do holiday crafts, and meet with the jolly big man himself.

"Dinner with Santa is a traditional family style meal", says the Zoo. The Dinners with Santa will be on three Saturdays, December 1, 8 or 15, from 5:00-7:00pm. Information and reservations are available for all the Zoo Lights related events at BinderParkZoo.org.

The dinner menu itself is roast turkey "with all the trimmings" The Zoo says this event sells out quickly, so they urge people to make reservations as early as possible.

Photo: Binder Park Zoo; Used by permission

When you go on the website, you'll see other activities, for various age groups, like Cocoa and Canvass, Winter Wreaths and the visits with Santa.