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Asian Lantern Festival returns to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo!

Asian Lantern Festival will feature both walk-through and drive-through experiences, large-scale illuminated lantern displays, live acrobatic performances culturally inspired cuisine.

The Zoo has been transformed with over 1,000 illuminated lanterns that will light up after dark.  This year’s event will include some of the largest displays yet, including a 100-foot-long, four-story-tall palace, sprawling Chinese gardens along Waterfowl Lake and a half-dozen giant walk-through lanterns that will surround guests with colorful flowers.

In addition to the full walk-through experience Thursdays through Sundays from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., a limited number of drive-through opportunities will be available on Wednesday nights for individuals and families who wish to experience this year’s event from the comfort of their personal vehicles.

Tickets are on sale now and guests can reserve their spot and save by purchasing tickets in advance.  The discounted cost for Zoo members is $19 or a four-pack for $57.  Advance nonmember tickets are $22 or a four-pack for $66.  Same day tickets can be purchased at the box office for $25 or a four-pack for $75.  Drive-through tickets are $57 per vehicle for members and $66 per vehicle for nonmembers.  Children under 2 are admitted free.  Advance tickets are on sale now at FutureForWildlife.org/lanterns.