Magic awaits at Woodland Park Zoo's new WildLanterns!

November 22, 2020 | Press Release
Magic awaits at Woodland Park Zoo's new WildLanterns!

Woodland Park Zoo's new WildLanterns, the region's first holiday lantern festival, will be a fairytale come to life with a larger-than-life, immersive experience that will "wow" anyone - of all ages!

There are many memories to be made full of fun, light and magic with awe-inspiring sights!

Picture this: A selfie safari through a tunnel of lanterns more than 130 feet long or the sight of a 15-foot tall illuminated giraffe. Begin the magical expedition by strolling through the Living Northwest with lanterns of animals many are familiar with including grizzly bears, eagles and mountain goats. Next, march through the magical Jungle Lights featuring lanterns of some of the most elusive creatures such as snow leopards, tigers and gorillas. Along the journey dive into the depths of SeaMazium, filled with underwater and aquatic creatures including sea turtles, jellyfish and seals. Finally, take an African Savanna safari and discover herds of giraffe, zebra and much more.

Other highlights will include T-Mobile Interactive Zones to enjoy such as a star walking pad, gigantic angel wings, a bubble tree and a kaleidoscope - all selfie worthy!

Hungry and thirsty visitors can choose from a host of tasty treats for purchase such as pizza, burgers, fish and chips, scones, elephant ears, donuts, maple bacon rolls, hot chocolate and cider, and mulled wine (for guests 21 and over with ID).

WildLanterns runs at Woodland Park Zoo (5500 Phinney Ave N) November 13 through January 17 (closed Mondays, November 26, December 24 and 25). WildLanterns hours: 4:00 to 8:30 p.m.

o Adult: $28.95

o Child: $23.95 (3 to 12 years old)

o Toddlers ages 2 and under are free

o Members receive 20% off general admission ticket prices

To limit the number of visitors inside the zoo, tickets are timed entry and can be purchased online by visiting WildLanterns will be a rain or shine event and there will be no ticket refunds.

Courtesy of Woodland Park Zoo