Photo courtesy the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium It's another sign that the season is upon us the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium kicks off its Wildlights 2010 celebration tonight, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a members' preview!

What season, you say? Don't toy with us, people. We're already staking out our spot at the Discovery Reef for Santa's 7 p.m. dive and then it's onto the Battelle Ice Bear Outpost in the Polar Frontier where they've got an animatronic forest singing Disney-themed holiday songs (you can't make this stuff up). Hot chocolate, a ride on the Polar Bear Express and six bajillion lights. It just doesn't get any better.

The Zoo is located at 4850 W. Powell Rd. in Powell (but you probably already knew that). Wildlights continues through Jan. 1, 2011. For more information, go to www.columbuszoo.org or call 1-800-MONKEYS.