When guests visit the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens on select nights from Nov. 18 to Jan. 15, they’ll be greeted by extravagant, handcrafted lanterns with over 10,000 dazzling lights and stunning displays of color and sound. The beloved holiday tradition of Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild is back, but this celebration of traditional Asian culture wouldn’t be possible without the support of generous sponsors.
Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild is presented by Publix.
The festival is also made possible by several individual lantern sponsors, including:
• Pro-Tech Air Conditioning and Plumbing Service Inc.
• Genesis Reference Laboratories
• The Williams Family
• Thermotane Propane
• Cheryl and Bob Morrison
• CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
• Harold and Carol Plessner
• The Maher Law Firm
• Mark Construction Company
• Resolute Tissue
• Thomas Lumber Co.
Theses sponsors make it possible for the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens to host thousands of families as they make memories and discover the lanterns and lights that await them on their journey around the Zoo. The popular holiday event helps support the nonprofit Zoo in spreading joy, educating families and promoting conservation year-round.
“We are so thankful for all of our generous sponsors. They truly make events like this possible, and it adds so much to our community,” said CEO Richard E. Glover, Jr. “The Zoo is able to continue our mission of education and conservation, in part, because of our wide base of sponsors, and we continue each day with gratitude.”
Guests can purchase tickets here. Advanced tickets are highly encouraged, as the festival hit capacity nearly every night in 2021.
The festival is presented in partnership with Tianyu Arts & Culture, Inc.