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From the socially distanced holiday lights display at the Bronx Zoo to the drive-thru extravaganza known as EJDJAT in Dutchess County, with a little grooviness thrown in (there’s a drive-thru at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts) there are a lot of ways to add some pandemic-safe sparkle to your December.

Here are some options:

An underwater animal lantern scene at the Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights in 2019. (Photo: Julie Larsen Maher WCS)

Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights

The Bronx Zoo’s holiday light show runs on select dates Nov. 20 through Jan. 10. This year’s experience will be larger than in years past and organized to accommodate social distancing. There are five geographically representative lantern safaris that include species from different regions of the world.

A new Luminous Garden will feature larger-than-life plants and animals including flowers, mushrooms, butterflies and other insects. And since S’mores have been so popular,