Climb aboard the Mountain Express at the New York Energy Zone and wind your way through the Utica Zoo where holiday surprises can be found around each corner. The train rides are taking place November 26th – 27th and December 3rd – 4th, from 5 PM to 8 PM. Although there is no charge to ride the train, there is an admission fee for the zoo.

In addition to the train rides, the New York Energy Zone is extending its hours throughout Bright Nights at the Utica Zoo in order to offer the most powerful fun to as many visitors as possible. The Energy Zone will be open until 8PM every Friday through Sunday from November 26 to December 18th with the exception of Friday, November 25th when the facility will be closed.

For more information about the New York Energy Zone, visit

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