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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo extends popular Asian Lantern Festival until Sept. 20

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Asian Lantern Festival
Posted at 7:05 AM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 07:05:59-04

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Metroparks Zoo announced it's extending the Asian Lantern Festival through Sunday, Sept. 20.

“With significantly reduced capacity at this year’s Asian Lantern Festival for the safety of our guests, many nights of the festival have sold out,” said Kelly Manderfield, Cleveland Metroparks Chief Marketing Officer in a news release. “The Zoo and our partners at Cleveland Clinic Children’s want to give everyone the opportunity to experience this year’s truly unique event in the way that they are most comfortable with.”

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The one-month extension will include additional dates to experiences the walk-through as well as a drive-thru option. This year alone, 75,000 people have already visited the festival.

The festival includes more than 70 never-before-seen lanterns, new acrobatic performances, interactive experience and culturally-inspired cuisine.

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Cleveland Metroparks Asian Lantern Festival.

The zoo will continue to limit attendance each night to encourage social distancing. Reservations are required for the drive-through experience. Guests are required to wear face masks during the visit unless they are participating in the drive-through event.

Tickets are now available. Advance tickets are $18 per ticket for zoo members and $20 for non-members. A 4-pack is available for $54 and non-members for $60. For the car experience, it’s $54 per car for the zoo and $60 per car for non-members. Find more info here.