Asian Lantern Festival: Into The Wild
Join us for this spectacular event
November 17, 2023 – January 14, 2024!
The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens will transform at night into the Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild!
Experience the Zoo like you’ve never seen it before! See dozens of all-new, hand-constructed lantern displays illuminated by thousands of LED lights 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. Tickets must be purchased for specific entry times: 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., or 8:00 p.m.
Select nights November 17, 2023 through January 14, 2024, 6-10 p.m.
Celebrate with a visit from Santa on December 16 & 20!
Join our New Year’s Eve family-friendly countdown at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Click the calendar for our Asian Lantern Festival schedule.
**DATES MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE AS TICKETS SELL OUT**
Learn more and get your questions answered by reading our FAQ section below!
Only tickets purchased through the official Zoo website are guaranteed.
Tickets resold or purchased from any other source may not be authentic.
Check out these local hotels that are offering special discounts to guests with tickets to this year’s event:
For tickets, hotel & dining experience packages from Historic Downtown Sanford: