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Zoolumination to Return at Nashville Zoo in November

Fantastical beasts, Chinese lanterns, live entertainment and more, Nov. 17, 2023 to Feb. 4, 2024.

The country’s largest Chinese lantern festival, Zoolumination, returns at the Nashville Zoo from Nov. 17, 2023 to Feb. 4, 2024.

The event will feature more than 1,000 custom-made silk lanterns. Festival goers can expected to see larger-than-life scenes filled with colorful, whimsical imagery and fantastical beasts.

This year, guests can also enjoy live entertainment from Chinese acrobats and entertainers who will perform each night at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m. A North Pole Village will also be set up with Santa’s workshop and holiday treats from Nov. 24 to Dec. 24. During that time, visitors can meet Santa at the barn behind the Historic Home at 5:30 p.m. nightly.

In 2022, a record-breaking 150,000 visited the Nashville Zoo to experience the magic of the festival.

For more information, visit nashvillezoo.org/zoolumination.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.