Blank Park Zoo’s Wild Lights Festival Shines Again

Giant handmade lanterns will light up Blank Park Zoo starting this Saturday through May 29. Photo: Blank Park Zoo.

If you missed last week’s Northern Lights display, look on the bright side: The popular Wild Lights Festival returns Saturday to Blank Park Zoo. Throughout the zoo, visitors can see 50 different larger-than-life Asian lanterns in shapes ranging from insects and endangered animals to mythical creatures. The glowing figures will light up the night at 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday through Sunday through May 29. Reserve tickets in advance.

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