I went to Pima's Zoo Lights night, and I'm really glad I did. It wasn't that crowded, although attendees said it had been in the past. There were free cookies and cocoa. I got a complimentary picture made (not with Santa, but I was tempted).
I had my face painted. I even got a little kid's blinking glow light ring. I had no shame. The tuba embemble played at the entrance, and the guitar ensemble played while people waited in line to get their picture taken.
There was artificial snow blowing around small children spinning and singing the line from the Frozen soundtrack "Let it go!" Lots of lights. Lots of lights blinking to music.
I also chatted with support staff who work at various campuses. I love Zoo Lights, but it's great going when you have something in common with everyone, so you can start a conversation with strangers easily.
However you spend your holiday, enjoy!