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Wild Lights: Asian Lantern Festival Presented by T-Mobile (Postponed)

March 5, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 25, 2020

One event on March 30, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on March 31, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on April 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm


See the Zoo in a whole new light at the largest lantern display in the region!

More than 2,000 intricate lanterns displayed in 65 larger-than-life scenes will illuminate the Zoo this spring. Join us on a fantastical journey along our 1.4 mile trail alongside favorites like a 130-foot-long dragon, walk-­through shark tunnel, fairy forest and more! Interactive displays let you become part of the magic as you leap from lily pad to lily pad, glide through the air on our amazing swings that change color as your soar and pose with our wondrous glowing wings.

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Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo offers more than just lanterns. Embark on a culinary adventure with us as you enjoy specialty food and drink items offered throughout the Zoo. Visit artisans for handcrafted goods representing years of Chinese culture, some crafted just for you right before your eyes. Wild Lights is sure to be an unforgettable experience for guests of all ages!

Specialty food item locations:

Kentucky Canteen (Front Plaza)

  • Sapporo Japanese Beer
  • Hot Chocolate (select nights only)

Lakeside Smokehouse (Ropes Course)

  • Bahn Mi Sandwich
  • KY5 Spice Mule
  • Hibiscus Bourbon Punch
  • Hot Chocolate (select nights only)
  • Bailey’s Hot Chocolate (select nights only)
  • Cinnamon Sugar Wonton Crisps
  • Sake (Rice Wine)

Wild Burger (Australia Area)

  • Sesame Ginger Burger
  • Crispy Thai Chicken Sandwhich
  • Cheeseburger Spring Roll
  • KY5 Spice Mule
  • Hibiscus Bourbon Punch
  • Hot Chocolate (select nights only)
  • Bailey’s Hot Chocolate (select nights only)
  • Sake (Rice Wine)

Dragon Shack (Snow Leopard Pass)

  • Sapporo Japanese Beer
  • Sake (Rice Wine)
  • Spring Rolls
  • Chinese Sugar Donuts



March 5, 2020
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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