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Asian Lantern Festival returning to zoo for third year

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Posted at 4:00 AM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 07:00:21-04

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo announced the Asian Lantern Festival, a six-week limited exhibition that illuminates the zoo with spectacular lanterns, is coming back this summer.

Beginning on July 8, the festival will bring hundreds of illuminated lanterns to the zoo's grounds.

“We are excited to offer the community this unique opportunity to spend time outdoors, create memories this summer and again connect with Cleveland Metroparks Zoo,” said Cleveland Metroparks Chief Marketing Officer Kelly Manderfield. “We’re thankful for the support of Cleveland Clinic Children’s, helping to bring Asian Lantern Festival to life, bigger and better than ever in its third year.”

To allow room for social distancing, the zoo will allow a limited number of tickets available each night and advance reservations are strongly recommended.

The event is limited, running from Wednesday through Sunday evenings from 6:30-10:30 p.m. on July 8 through Aug. 23.

Zoo members get discount tickets for $18. Tickets for non-members are $20 or $60 for a 4-pack when purchased in advance.

To buy tickets, click here.