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WildLanterns is back at Woodland Park Zoo

The immersive experience will wow guests of all ages. Sponsored by Woodland Park Zoo.

SEATTLE — Explore Woodland Park Zoo like never before with a lantern festival unlike any in the Northwest.

WildLanterns is back for a second year! Hundreds of thousands of colorful LED (energy efficient) lights will illuminate the trees and landscapes throughout Discovery Loop. It serves as the perfect photo opportunity to capture holiday memories with families and friends.

“Everything is different," Leilani Balais from Woodland Park Zoo said. "We don’t have any lanterns that are repetitive from last year.”

The immersive experience features large-scale animal and nature scape lanterns representing wild places from around the globe.

“Today I learned about a lot of animals," 10-year-old Victor Pernia said. "This is a good way to start your fun Christmas.” 

This year, guests will enjoy a special, live traditional Chinese art performance featuring folk dances, Kung Fu, lion dances, and more.

“My favorite thing was the girl dancing with the dress because she was dancing super beautiful like a princess,” 6-year-old Anabela Pernia said.

While you're there, guests are also invited to meet and mingle with your favorite ambassador animals. 

Vaccine verification is required for all WildLanterns guests ages 12+ in accordance with the King County public events mandate. All ticket holders in a party (ages 12+) must present proof of full vaccination upon entry. To purchase advanced tickets, visit Woodland Park Zoo's website

Sponsored by Woodland Park Zoo. KING 5's Evening celebrates the Northwest. Contact us: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email.

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