SANFORD, Fla. (Nov. 30, 2023) — People are already buzzing about this year’s Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild, presented by Publix, at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. The event, which includes a 3/4-mile path of handcrafted, larger-than-life lanterns, has become a holiday tradition.
But the keystone event would not be possible without the support of generous local sponsors. Today, the Zoo is extending its thanks for those sponsors.
Publix is the event’s presenting sponsor, returning for a second year as the top supporter.
The festival is also made possible by several individual lantern sponsors, including:
Each sponsor is recognized at the event with a sign in front of their sponsored lantern. Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild, presented by Publix, is the biggest event for the Zoo all year. Funds from the event help support the nonprofit in its mission to create connections that inspire people to take action on behalf of wildlife.
“The sense of community at our Zoo is incredible, and our sponsors provide us with the support to help us continue to serve that community all year,” said CEO Richard E. Glover, Jr. “We’re so thankful for their dedication to us and our mission.”
The festival is presented in partnership with Tianyu Arts & Culture, Inc.