Reindeer and dragonThe Baltimore Zoo is sharing the...

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November 28, 1996|By Kenya Brown

Reindeer and dragon

The Baltimore Zoo is sharing the holiday spirit with its fourth ZooLights celebration.

This year, the spotlight will be on nine live reindeer. Other highlights include 500,000 decorative lights illuminating a 40-foot dragon, 20-foot toy soldiers, an animated rocking horse and jack-in-the-box and many more wildlife and holiday sculptures. Santa Claus will be in his workshop. For a buck, boys and girls can get aboard the Recycle Railroad. For those who travel by foot, there will be the Gingerbread House and warming stations with hot cider, hot chocolate and other treats.

Opening night celebration begins tomorrow, 5: 30 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m., Baltimore Zoo, Druid Hill Park. ZooLights general admission is $4.50 for adults, $2.50 for children ages 2-15, $2.50 for seniors, and free for children under 2. ZooLights runs tomorrow through Dec. 15, 5: 30 p.m to 9: 30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. For additional information, call (410) 396-7102. Enjoy the rhythms and stories of Africa when the Baltimore Museum of Art continues its celebration of music and dance in a "Harvest Celebration," presented by Baltimore's Sankofa Dance Theater. Performances, which include drumming, costumes, stories and songs, are Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3: 30 p.m.

The museum is at Art Museum Drive at North Charles and 31st streets. Admission is $15; $12 for BMA members, seniors and students; $8 for children 12 and under and for groups of 10 or more. Ask about other discounts. The box office phone is (410) 235-0100; for information, call (410) 396-6314.

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