Did you know that the largest Chinese lantern festival in the country takes place in Nashville? That’s right – you don’t even have to travel across the country to find it. It’s called Zoolumination: Chinese Festival of Lights, and it happens at the Nashville Zoo. Since this year’s event is already here, it’s time to get the info so you can attend. Bring your family and friends and come celebrate the holidays by joining in this unique and interesting event.
Zoolumination started yesterday, but the celebration will continue all the way until Monday, Dec. 30. That gives you more than enough time to plan in advance so you can figure out when you want to go. It runs in the evenings from 5 to 9 p.m., so make sure you head to the zoo during that time.
Get Your Tickets Now
If you know you want to go to this event, then it makes sense to buy your tickets as soon as possible. Do you want to enjoy unlimited visits throughout the lantern festival? If so, then you’ll want to get the platinum pass. This pass costs $29 for teens and adults, and it costs $19 for children ages 2 to 12. Children ages 2 and younger get in for free. However, you may know that you’re not going to go to that many nights of the festival, so it may make more sense for you to buy a single-night pass. Adults and teens will pay $19 for this pass, while children ages 2 to 12 will pay $14. Again, kids under the age of 2 can still get in for free with this pass.
Learn About Chinese Culture
One of the best parts of this festival is the fact that it’s an opportunity to learn about Chinese culture. There will be lanterns, entertainment, food, and more, which are all a fantastic way to get a look at a different way of life. Don’t miss this opportunity!
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Meet with Santa
Sure, this event may be all about Chinese culture, but that doesn’t mean Santa’s not going to be there, as well. Your little ones can go meet the big guy and tell him what they want for Christmas. Make sure you get a picture with him this year.
What are you waiting for? If you’re looking for an exciting, family-friendly activity to enjoy during the holiday season, then Zoolumination should definitely be on your calendar.