This Friday, November 11th is Veterans Day and there are many activities going on throughout the Southern Tier to honor and thank our veterans. The Binghamton Black Bears will be honoring present and past military veterans this weekend at the arena.

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There is another place that has REAL animals and they want to thank the ones that have bravely served in our armed forces. Of course, I'm talking about Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville.

Animal Adventure Park's Jungle Bells

Beginning today (November 10th) and running through December 31st, it's their Jungle Bells: Holiday Lights. It'll run Thursday through Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m. It's your chance to see lights as far as the eye can see in the hills of Harpursville.

Besides all of the lights and the singing reindeer, they'll have many of their animals on exhibit to meet and feed during the event. You've been waiting to see them and they'll be there from Indy the Llama to Johari the Giraffe.

It's a walk on the wild (and fun) side at the park but that's not all.

Animal Adventure Park Offers Free Admission To Jungle Balls To Military Members

 Jordan and the rest of the staff at Animal Adventure want to say a special thanks to the veterans in our area or any area for that matter. On Veterans Day, November 11th, all members of the military (past and present)  will be given free admission to Jungle Bells.

Just show your military ID or other proof of service when you arrive at admissions at the park. Animal Adventure Park is located at 85 Martin Hill Road in Harpursville New York.

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