Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium’s third annual Asian Lantern Festival starting this week


PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Get your passports ready to take a tour of the world! The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium’s Asian Lantern Festival starts later this week.

The third annual event starts on Friday, Aug. 11 and will run through Oct. 29. This year, there’s a brand new theme complete with all new lanterns to enjoy.


It’s the last week to catch the Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square


It’s the last week to catch the 25,000 lights glowing inside handmade silk sculptures of the Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square. The colorful installation at the Old City park is about to wrap up its seventh year, which saw the return of live performances, interactive folk art exhibits, and a brand new sea dragon tunnel.

Boston Lights: Franklin Zoo Hosts 72 Acres Of Glowing Animals And 80-Foot Dragon


“Boston Lights is back again, illuminating Franklin Park Zoo’s 72-acres with a stunning array of all-new lanterns and lights,” according to the Zoo New England website.

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Ross Park Zoo Opens Illumination For Conservation Lanterns Exhibit


On Thursday the Ross Park Zoo opened up their Illumination For Conservation lanterns exhibit that goes throughout the zoo, a festival that Phillip Ginter says has filled every open space in the zoo. 

“We are partnering with Tianyu Arts and Culture and they are the group that has provided us with all of these magical lanterns that have filled every nook and cranny here at the zoo,” said Ginter. 


Franklin Park Zoo to host ‘Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience,’ opening Friday


“Boston Lights,” a lantern show presented by National Grid, will return to Franklin Park Zoo on Friday, officials said.

For the fourth year, guests will be able to view an array of colorful and fanciful lantern designs spread across the zoo’s 72 acres, with this year’s exhibition featuring all-new attractions, Zoo New England said in a statement Monday.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s Asian Lantern Festival Presented By Meijer Is Back!


Zoomagination has returned for a second season, bringing the Buffalo Zoo to life all summer long with a fresh lineup of lanterns and lights.

As the sun sets and the animals head to bed, visitors will be immersed in larger-than-life displays, nightly cultural performances and Asian-inspired cuisine that embody this year’s themes of under the sea, around the world and floral.


Zoomagination display opens at Buffalo Zoo


BUFFALO, N.Y. — The displays have been set. The lights have been checked. Zoomagination is now open to visitors.

The Buffalo Zoo posted a first look at the new installment of Zoomagination on Facebook. The event opened June 21. Zoomagination was one of the most popular events last summer, with thousands visiting the zoo.


Chinese Lantern Festival once again lights up Philly’s Franklin Square this summer


You may have seen the colorful art already being put into place. The Chinese Lantern Festival is returning to Philadelphia for the summer of 2023.

Here are some answers to questions about the colorful light experience at historic Franklin Square:

Zoomagination is back, with an all-new interactive experience


Cleveland Metroparks Zoo announced today Asian Lantern Festival presented by Meijer returns for a sixth year on select nights Friday, July 7 through Sunday, August 27.

Each year, Asian Lantern Festival draws over 150,000 guests to experience the wonder of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo after dark. 


Asian Lantern Festival opens July 7 at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo


CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Asian Lantern Festival, an event that attracted more than 150,000 visitors to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo last year, returns to the zoo for a sixth year, opening on July 7.


Dragon Lights Festival Tickets on Sale June 1

Dragon Lights Festival Tickets on Sale June 1
~New this Year is a FREE Audio Guide for Visitors to the Festival~

Dragon Lights returning to Reno for months-long festival


RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — One of Reno’s most popular events is returning to Rancho San Rafael this summer.

The Dragon Lights Festival will be back at the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Gardens from June 30 to August 13.


Town Tradition: Local Plan For Living Desert Zoo’s ‘Glow In The Park


PALM DESERT, CA — It’s not the glowing forests of Pandora on Avatar, but it may be the next best thing for Palm Desert residents. For the second year in a row, the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens’ ‘Glow in the Park’ wildlife sanctuary installation brings the nighttime desert to life in a feast for the eyes.


 Grand Rapids Lantern Festival Begins at the John Ball Zoo

More than 55 groupings of handcrafted Asian Lanterns are along a mile -long path through the zoo. The festival also features theme foods and beverages, special merchandise and lie entertainment.

Be Astounded! See the New Grand Rapids Lantern Festival at John Ball Zoo – April, May, June 2023


Be transported to a realm of magic and creativity at the new Grand Rapids Lantern Festival!

New things to do in the spring, like the new  Grand Rapids Lantern Festival,  don’t often show up on the West Michigan Landscape.


Town Tradition: Local Plan For Living Desert Zoo’s ‘Glow In The Park


PALM DESERT, CA — It’s not the glowing forests of Pandora on Avatar, but it may be the next best thing for Palm Desert residents. For the second year in a row, the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens’ ‘Glow in the Park’ wildlife sanctuary installation brings the nighttime desert to life in a feast for the eyes.


 Grand Rapids Lantern Festival Begins at the John Ball Zoo

More than 55 groupings of handcrafted Asian Lanterns are along a mile -long path through the zoo. The festival also features theme foods and beverages, special merchandise and lie entertainment.

Be Astounded! See the New Grand Rapids Lantern Festival at John Ball Zoo – April, May, June 2023


Be transported to a realm of magic and creativity at the new Grand Rapids Lantern Festival!

New things to do in the spring, like the new  Grand Rapids Lantern Festival,  don’t often show up on the West Michigan Landscape.


Festival showcases beauty, history of Chinese lanterns


For seven holiday seasons, the town of Cary has given residents and out-of-town visitors alike one of the most enchanting and memorable festivals imaginable.
The annual Chinese Lantern Festival in Koka Booth Amphitheatre just off Regency Parkway brings in thousands of spectators from throughout North Carolina. This year, the festival opened Nov. 18 and runs through Jan. 8.


Santa Barbara Zoo’s ‘ZooLights’ Exhibit Lights Up for the Holiday Season


The Santa Barbara Zoo is staying open after dark through the holidays to showcase its newest exhibit of whimsical light-up animals.The “ZooLights” exhibit features more than 1,000 handcrafted, silk-covered animal lanterns made up of more than 50,000 LED bulbs.  The display opened Thursday and will run through Jan. 15. The hours are 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. The exhibit has been something the zoo has wanted to do for years, but this year is the first time it is happening, according to spokeswoman Jennifer Zacharias.

Wild Lights: Around the World returns to the Louisville Zoo


With an almost entirely new lineup of lanterns, guests will be able to see sights from around the world on their 1.4-mile excursion through the Zoo. Famous landmarks, flora and fauna from North and South America, Africa, Europe, Australia and Asia will be highlighted in six different zones. As families venture through the Zoo’s pathways each evening, they will experience hand-crafted, illuminated art displays comprised of silk-covered, metal frames and LED lightbulbs. The event will feature over 50,000 LED lightbulbs, 18 interactive displays, 8 animated lanterns and 10 light changing pieces that together present a spectacular feast for the eyes. 



NC Chinese Lantern Festival in Cary breaks new record for economic impact


The North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival in Cary continues to break attendance and economic impact records, even in its seventh year. More than 216,000 visitors came to Koka Booth Amphtheatre over the run of the event from mid-November to early January, the venue reported Monday. That’s up from 2021 when 200,000 people visited the festival, setting a record that year. Additionally, the lantern festival had a $7 million impact on the local economy, about $1.8 million more than the previous year, the venue said in a news release.

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Asian Lantern Festival brings culture, light to Central Florida Zoo


This year, every single lantern in Central Florida’s Asian Lantern Festival is brand-new.The handmade pieces coming straight from China not only showcase colorful art, but encourage visitors to learn the culture.


Attractions: Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens


The staff at the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Sanford, Florida, was abuzz with activity in early November as they made final preparations for their marquee winter attraction. The Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild, presented by Publix, is a dazzling holiday event that is fun for the whole family.


Relive your childhood with Franklin Park Zoo’s Lantern Experience


Franklin Park Zoo’s Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience brings back the wonder and amazement from childhood that many adults crave. The colorful displays and entertaining music provide the background for a perfect night walk with friends, a date or even alone time to clear the head.


Chinese lantern festival returns to Milwaukee this fall


Queen of Hearts included. Over 40 larger-than-life lanterns with the theme of “Adventure in Lantern Wonderland” will grace the gardens. Among them will be the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, an Illusion Tunnel, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts.


Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival Guide


After two years off due to the pandemic, Franklin Square will once again light up with giant, colorful sculptures of steel and silk. From the fan-favorite 200-foot-long dragon to ornate walk-through tunnels to a giant swimming whale, you can see over 30 all-new illuminated installations light up the square from June 21st through August 7th.


Asian Lantern Festival to Return to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo July 6

One of the area’s most popular events is set to return with the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo announcing that the Asian Lantern Festival will begin on July 6. Advanced tickets are on sale now. This year’s event, which will run through August 21, will feature 1,000 illuminated lanterns that will light up the Zoo after dark, as well as some of its largest displays yet, including a 100-foot-long, four-story-tall palace, sprawling Chinese gardens along Waterfowl Lake and six giant walk-through lanterns. 

Boston Lights are Back to Illuminate Franklin Park Zoo


This summer, visitors to Franklin Park Zoo will once again enjoy a memorable evening experience with hundreds of luminous, beautifully crafted large-scale lanterns when Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience, presented by National Grid, opens on July 22 for its third year.


Ross Park Zoo Announces Illumination for Conservation Lantern Festival


The event will feature more than 40 nature-inspired lantern sculptures and begins on August 3rd and run through October 16th. In addition to highlighting Ross Park Zoo’s conservation efforts, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to three conservation partners, the American Wolf Foundation, the Red Panda Network, and the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds.


Dragon Lights Festival returning to Reno this Summer

The Dragon Lights Festival is returning to Reno this summer with more than 40 new displays. The festival, which debuted at Reno in 2018 will be at Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Gardens within Rancho San Rafael Park for six weeks. 

NC Chinese Lantern Fest to Stay In Cary Through 2028

Koka Booth Amphitheatre will continue to host the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival through 2028, the town of Cary announced Friday.

The festival has been held at the venue since 2015 and set an attendance record with 200,000 visitors in 2021. It is a partnership with lantern designer Tianyu Arts & Culture.


Dragon Lights Festival returns to Reno

The Dragon Lights Festival, presented by Greater Nevada Credit Union, returns to Reno’s Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Gardens within Rancho San Rafael Park for six weeks. Beginning July 1 through August 12, the Festival will run every evening from 6-10:30 p.m.  

New Immersive Displays Coming to Buffalo Zoo this Summer 

The Buffalo Zoo is bringing a brand-new immersive experience to Buffalo this summer. Zoomagination: The Festival of Lanterns and Lights presented by Five Star Bank will feature large-scale animal and nature scape lanterns in the interactive display. The display will be available every Thursday through Sunday starting June 2 to August 7 from 6:30-10:30 p.m.

40 giant lanterns shaped like animals light Blank Park Zoo’s Wild Lights Festival in April

If you’re impressed by the oversized flamboyance of flamingos that have appeared at the entrance of Blank Park Zoo, just wait until you see them at night. The zoo plans to bring back its Wild Lights Festival with more than 40 larger-than-life, illuminated animal-shaped Asian lanterns. 

Wild Lights Festival returning to Blank Park Zoo

Blank Park Zoo will again light up the evening sky with dozens of lifelike illuminated lanterns this spring. 
On Wednesday, zoo officials announced the return of the Wild Lights Festival for an extended run in 2022. The light show will be on display from April 1st until May 30th. The ‘Festival’ will take place nightly with dozens of massive animal-shaped lanterns being lit throughout the park. 

Wild Light nights return to the Louisville Zoo


“Wild Lights” is one of the largest lantern festivals in the country. The exhibit is a 1.4 mile display of over 70 larger-than-life illuminated pieces of art. Over 50,000 LED lightbulbs light up 2,000 silk-covered pieces. Visitors to the Louisville Zoo will be see expert craftsmanship along with celebrating the rich heritage of the lantern artisans. Colorful peacocks, snakes and butterflies are just a few of the insects and animals featured in Wild Lights. Zoo guests will also become part of the fun at the exhibit by hopping on the moonlight swings or going inside an over-the-top kaleidoscope. 

See the Living Desert and Gardens ‘Glow’ during new nighttime event this spring


The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens will host a brand-new event this March. “Glow in the Park,” a nighttime event, will offer guests a whole new way to see the Coachella Valley’s only zoo.Organizers aim to make the park “come alive” with installations featuring animal and nature-focused lantern creations representing wild places from around the globe.Guests are invited to explore the lighted pathways, check out the intricate lanterns, snap photos and immerse themselves in all sorts of other displays at “Glow in the Park – A Spring Lantern Festival” from March 27 to April 29.
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The Living Desert Lights Up with a Spring Lantern Festival


For as long as I can remember my family and I have traded L.A. sun for Palm Springs sun when we wanted a change of pace, but not weather. Our desert neighbors, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and Joshua Tree are truly family friendly as they are just as fun with or without kids. But it took having kids for me to explore all the desert has to offer, like The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens located in Palm Desert. On March 27 The Living Desert is opening a brand-new illuminated experience, “Glow in the Park: A Spring Lantern Festival,” which will run nightly through April 29. 


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.


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.


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’.


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.


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.


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.


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 . 


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.


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.


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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