Utah's largest animated light event, ZooLights!, has drawn crowds during December with 1 million lights and 160 animated animal light displays throughout the grounds.

The ZooLights! Family New Year's Eve Countdown is planned in the Plaza on Monday at 9 p.m. at Hogle Zoo. Hogle Zoo wants to give younger participants a chance to usher in the year by starting earlier than midnight. The first 200 kids in the Plaza by 8:30 p.m. will receive free party noisemakers.

ZooLights! opens each day at 4:30 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be available.

ZooLights! at Utah's Hogle Zoo is open nightly until Monday from 4:30 to 8 p.m. with featured performers in the American Express Event Pavilion.