Looking to celebrate the holidays with something a little visually different? The Woodland Park Zoo’s WildLanterns is a great deviation from your everyday red and white light displays. It’s an immersive experience featuring large animal and nature lanterns representing wild places from around the globe.

Starting Friday, November 10th you can explore the zoo like never before. WildLanterns is a lantern festival unlike any in the Northwest due to its specific focus on nature and animals. No matter how old you are, you’re sure to be wowed by the size and diversity of the hand-crafted displays.

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This year’s event promises to be a mix of “brand-new lanterns and themed zones, along with some returning fan favorites.” Visitors will be wowed by giant illuminated species like parrots, toucans, spiders, pandas, and even mythical creatures like a dragon and pegasus. There will also be some illuminated flowers.

Tickets are on sale now with ticket prices fluctuating depending on weekdays versus weekends and peak times. Keep in mind, if you are a Woodland Park Zoo member you will receive 20% off your admission. So plan ahead and get ready to enjoy one of the most visually expansive light displays of the season.


When: Friday, November 10th-Sunday, January 14th, 2024
Where: 5500 Phinney Ave N
Cost: $29.95-$36.95+