BRONX, New York (WABC) -- The holiday season is right around the corner and the Bronx Zoo is brewing up some fun festivities.
The zoo's annual "Holiday Lights" event kicked off on Tuesday.
This initial kickoff was for members only with plans to open to the public beginning on Friday.
The annual event will display 64 new lanterns, representing 9 animal species from New York's ocean waters and wetlands.
Some other features of this unique, interactive experience include the return of the "Holiday Train" and the new "Enchanted Sea."
Families can also enjoy the holiday tree light show with synchronized music, a walk-through light tunnel with animal-themed light shows, wildlife theater performances, and illuminated performers.
The event will be topped off with some seasonal treats, ice carvings, and classic holiday music among some other surprises.
"Holiday Lights" will run until January 7.