Tickets on sale now for the Zoo’s standard afterhours occasion operating July 6 to August 21
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo introduced at present Asian Lantern Competition offered by Meijer returns for a fifth yr starting Wednesday, July 6. The record-breaking afterhours occasion will function each walk-through and drive-through experiences, large-scale illuminated lantern shows, stay acrobatic performances on the Fifth Third Financial institution Stage and culturally impressed delicacies.
Set-up is already underway to remodel Cleveland Metroparks Zoo with over 1,000 illuminated lanterns that may mild up the Zoo after darkish. This yr’s occasion will embody among the largest shows but, together with a 100-foot-long, four-story-tall palace, sprawling Chinese language gardens alongside Waterfowl Lake and a half-dozen large walk-through lanterns that may encompass visitors with colourful flowers.
“Asian Lantern Competition has grow to be a summer time staple in Cleveland with visitors returning yr after yr to expertise the Zoo in a complete new means,” stated Kelly Manderfield, Cleveland Metroparks Chief Advertising and marketing Officer. “Because of the large assist of our companions we’re capable of elevate the competition yearly and we will’t wait to share our largest and most complicated shows but.”
Asian Lantern Competition attracts over 150,000 visitors every year to expertise the surprise of Cleveland Metroparks Zoo after darkish. This yr’s competition will function stay performances each hour on the Fifth Third Financial institution Stage. All through the competition, visitors can style a wide range of culturally impressed delicacies together with native Cleveland favorites on the MetroHealth Asian Meals Market. This yr’s shows embody a wide range of animals – from endangered species to mystical dragons – together with the brand new RainForest mild zone offered by CrossCountry Mortgage that pays homage to the longer term CrossCountry Mortgage Forest Gallery and Primate Forest.
Along with the complete walk-through expertise Thursdays by Sundays from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., a restricted variety of drive-through alternatives might be accessible on Wednesday nights for people and households who want to expertise this yr’s occasion from the consolation of their private automobiles.
“Meijer is worked up to be partnering with Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for our second yr in assist of the Asian Lantern Competition occasion,” Meijer Senior Director of Neighborhood Partnerships and Giving Cathy Cooper stated. “We hope to assist visitors immerse themselves inside this awe-inspiring cultural expertise this summer time.”
Tickets are on sale now and visitors can reserve their spot and save by buying tickets prematurely. The discounted price for Zoo members is $19 or a 4-pack for $57. Advance non-member tickets are $22 or a 4-pack for $66. Identical day tickets may be bought on the Field Workplace for $25 or a 4-pack for $75. Drive-through tickets are $57 per car for members and $66 per car for non-members. Kids beneath 2 are admitted free. Advance tickets are on sale now at FutureForWildlife.org/lanterns.
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