The best present a person can receive is love, but the second-best present is a new dog wrapped in money. Find the perfect gift with this Groupon.
- $8 for admission to the 5th annual Christmas Wonderland of Lights for one child ($16.75 value)
The annual display features 3.5 million lights spread over a two-mile driving path, and ends with a dynamic music-and-light show in the themed Western Town area. Attractions such as the Barnyard Petting Zoo, pony rides, and marshmallow-roasting pits are also showcased throughout the festival, but the other main event is a visit from Santa Claus. Admission includes a photo with Santa, a 4"x6" souvenir print, and a mug of hot chocolate.
The vision of a local North Carolina man, Zootastic Park sends animal lovers on an educational, interactive journey with an ever-expanding selection of exhibits, attractions, and activities. Owner Scottie Brown—who, along with his family, has been working with exotic animals for more than 30 years—transformed his dream into reality in 2009, when the zoo finally opened its gates after several years of construction and growing inside a kangaroo pouch. Today, the zoo's themed areas, such as Western Town and the Barnyard Petting Zoo, let visitors explore reptiles, farm animals, and exotic beasts including antelope, birds, and tigers who go by the names Sasha and Jasmine. Zootastic Park also hosts or furnishes animals for special events and can provide an exotic feel for events including birthdays, weddings, and corporate gatherings. When winter rolls around, the zoo morphs into a wonderland of lights, complete with an appearance from a Santa Claus who is clearly just a zebra wearing the sheep's cast-off wool.