Cleveland Metroparks Zoo today announced it is extending its popular Asian Lantern Festival presented by Meijer through Sunday, September 26.
“Each year, the community response to Asian Lantern Festival has been tremendous,” said Cleveland Metroparks Chief Marketing Officer Kelly Manderfield. “We are excited to be able to extend the opportunity for even more visitors to make memories with their friends and family at this unique, outdoor event.”
To allow for social distancing, the event’s nightly capacity has been reduced for the second year in a row. The three-week extension will give guests 11 additional opportunities to experience the festival including a drive-through date on Wednesday, September 15.
Already over 122,000 guests have enjoyed this year’s festival that features more than 70 all-new displays featuring over 1,000 illuminated lanterns, live acrobatic performances on the Fifth Third Bank Stage and culturally inspired cuisine at the MetroHealth Asian Food Market.
Guests to this year’s festival also can experience the Zoo’s new Eagle Zip Adventure zip line after dark during Asian Lantern Festival. This add-on experience, located next to the historic Wade Hall, takes riders backwards 150 feet above Waterfowl Lake for views of the Zoo and Cleveland skyline. Riders then travel 700 feet at speeds up to 35 mph. Eagle Zip Adventure
is $8 per rider or $7 for members.
The discounted cost for Zoo members for Asian Lantern Festival is $18 or a 4-pack for $54. Advance non-member tickets are $20 or a 4-pack for $60. Same day tickets can be purchased at the Box Office for $22 or a 4-pack for $66. Drive-through tickets are $54 per vehicle for members and $60 per vehicle for non-members. Children under 2 are admitted free. Visit FutureForWildlife.org/lanterns
for more details.
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