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Asian Lantern Festival extended until Sept. 16 at Cleveland zoo


The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has extended its Asian Lantern Festival until September 16, FOX 8 reports.

The festival was originally set to end on August 27 but now people will have roughly three more weeks to enjoy the popular event.

Festival attendees will be treated to bright, colorful displays depicting gardens and animal kingdoms. According to News 5 Cleveland, this year’s festival features a 40-foot-tall lantern, walk-through tunnels and a 150-foot-long Enchanted Garden Experience.

Several performances will also be held throughout the festival.

“Already more than 100,000 guests have enjoyed this year’s Asian Lantern Festival,” Cleveland Metroparks Chief Marketing Officer Kelly Manderfield, said in a statement, according to News 5 Cleveland. “And beginning this Friday, as part of the festival, guests can check out the Zoo’s newest habitat Susie’s Bear Hollow, home to Andean and sloth bears.”

The festival runs from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday each week, FOX 8 reports.

According to WKYC, tickets are available at the following prices:

  • Zoo Members – $19 for individual tickets, $60 for a four-pack
  • Non-Zoo Members – $22 for individual tickets, $70 for a four-pack
  • Same Day Tickets – $25 for individual tickets, $75 for a four-pack
  • Children under 2-years-old can be admitted for free

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