Philadelphia Zoo Debuts New Blue Light Display to Thank Healthcare Workers and First Responders
In a typical year, the Zoo would be set to host LumiNature, a fantastical holiday light show that was only just unveiled for the first-time last winter, but with Covid 19 cases peaking across the region, the Zoo team decided to table the special feature experience until November 2021. “We truly want these incredibly lit blue trees to put smiles on people’s faces. This holiday season might feel a little different for many of us, but if the Zoo can symbolize the region’s appreciation for those who have shown such commitment during these hard times while also providing a beam of beauty for all that pass by, then we are thrilled,” says Amy Shearer, Chief Marketing and Experience Officer. “The idea was spurred on by one of our longtime Board members, Jody McNeil Lewis, who encouraged us to think differently about sharing some splendor with our neighbors while at the same time offering a gift of gratitude, even if LumiNature couldn’t be a reality this year,” Shearer continued.
Featuring 50,000 LED lights wrapped around three 80-foot-tall London Plane trees. The Zoo’s sapphire light display is sure to brighten an early morning commute or an evening stroll for anyone passing by.