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09/30/2021

If you’ve driven past the Sedgwick County Zoo lately, you might have noticed that it’s glowing. A unique new exhibit called Wild Lights will open at the zoo at 6 p.m. on Friday. Constructed by a crew from China that’s been working on the installation since the beginning of September, the exhibit has filled the zoo with 47 glowing Asian lanterns, most of them larger than life.

09/16/2021

Time to start thinking about the holidays! Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo has announced the 2021-22 dates for WildLanterns, the new holiday light event that’s in its second year. It is a “a larger-than-life, immersive experience” in which the zoo is illuminated by large-scale animal and naturescape lanterns.

08/27/2021

Glowfari offers hundreds of gigantic, larger-than-life, glowing Chinese lanterns set up throughout the Oakland Zoo to thrill your family. It runs from November 12, 2021, through January 30, 2022. Advance ticket purchase is required. This family-friendly nighttime installation features hundreds of larger-than-life animal ‘lanterns’.

08/26/2021

This holiday season will see the return of the popular ‘Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild’ to the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens in Sanford. From Nov. 19-Jan. 16, 2022, the Zoo’s environs will be illuminated by 30 massive, handcrafted lanterns, powered by thousands of LED lights.

07/06/2021

The North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival will return to Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre in November, the venue announced Tuesday. This is the fifth year the event will light up the amphitheatre for the holiday season. The festival was canceled last year due to COVID-19. There will be more than 20 new displays, each including thousands of LED lights. In addition to the displays, there will be nightly performances on the main stage.

05/06/2021

Some amazing new creatures will appear at Blank Park Zoo, but only after dark. The zoo’s Wild Lights Festival is happening this spring and it’s stunning. The event is inspired by traditional Chinese lantern festivals (which date back thousands of years to the Han Dynasty and are believed to have originated with Buddhist Monks) but it has a modern twist. It combines Asian culture, wildlife conservation, and the latest technology.

02/19/2021

Adopting a bright idea from other zoos around the country, Des Moines’ Blank Park Zoo will stage an Asian lantern festival–an event that has proven popular in 26 U.S. cities  The zoo announced plans for its Wild Lights Festival: a collaboration with MidAmerican Energy and Tianyu Arts & Culture Inc., the company that stages the events. The festival will bring more than 35 hand-crafted, illuminated animal-shaped Asian lanterns to the zoo . 

02/19/2021

Blank Park Zoo announced that its Wild Lights Festival will feature 35 massive handmade animal-shaped Asian lanterns. “This amazing festival is designed to wow you, and it’s unlike anything that has been in Iowa before,” Blank Park Zoo President and CEO Anne Shimerdia said in a news release. “Incredibly talented artisans design and fabricate lighted displays that incorporate Asian themes into a festival of light and culture.

08/19/2020

Seventy-two acres of Franklin Park Zoo in Boston will be lit up with hundreds of lanterns starting this week.

The event known as Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience starts Aug. 21 and lasts until Nov. 1.

08/07/2020

Experience the wonder of over 50 magnificent displays comprised of hundreds of beautifully crafted lanterns spanning Franklin Park Zoo’s 72 acres. The first of its kind in New England, our lantern experience will dazzle and delight guests of all ages!

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