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The Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild will transform The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens at night.
Experience the Zoo like you’ve never seen it before! See over 30 different, hand-constructed illuminated lantern displays around the Zoo on a 3/4 mile path. Celebrate the art, beauty and wonder of traditional Asian lantern festivals. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Guests of all ages can enjoy this unique event. Tickets must be purchased online. Limited tickets are available per night.
The Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild is the only event in Central Florida celebrating the culture, art, and beauty of traditional lantern festivals celebrated throughout Asia for centuries. This inaugural event was created in partnership with Tianyu Arts & Culture, Inc., an international event design and manufacturing company headquartered in Zigong, Sichuan, China.
The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens has been transformed into a dazzling evening experience featuring more than 30 larger-than-life displays of illuminated sculptures depicting animals, plants, and traditional Chinese elements. In addition to the hand-made LED lit lanterns, festival attendees will get to enjoy local food and beverage options, live music, and authentic artisan crafts.
This holiday season, the Central Florida Zoo and botanical gardens transform at night into the Asian Lantern Festival. This year, the theme is Into the Wild. If you attended this year, you will experience the zoos like you’ve never seen it before, with over 30 different hand constructed illuminated lantern displays around the zoo on a three quarter mile path, celebrating the art, beauty and wonder of traditional Asian lantern festivals. We will get an insider’s look at this year’s Asian Lantern Festival into the wild. Coming up next.
From downtown Orlando, the Central Florida zoo and botanical gardens are around 23 miles north in the city of Sanford and nestled along the shore of Lake Monroe. The Central Florida Zoo and botanical gardens becomes a shimmering evening experience during the Asian Lantern Festival into the wild. Featuring more than 30 larger than life displays of illuminated canvas sculptures depicting animals, plants and traditional Chinese mythical creatures.
Asian lantern festivals stem from traditional Chinese New Year celebrations and carries people’s expectations for a better life and prosperity of the coming year. The Asian Lantern Festival amazes with the level of detail given to these hand-painted and custom canvas lanterns. The centerpiece of the Asian Lantern Festival is a massive Chinese dragon that is 300 feet long and a jaw dropping three stories tall. If you find yourself in my city during the holiday season, make plans to attend the Asian Lantern Festival at the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
It is one special event you must see in person the next time you visit Orlando.