Zoolumination Chinese Festival of Lights

Friday, Dec 1, 2023 at 5:00pm

Nashville Zoo
3777 Nolensville Pike

Zoolumination Chinese Festival of Lights Presented by Anheuser-Busch. See the Zoo in a Whole New Light!

Visit the country's largest Chinese lantern festival featuring magical scenes of more than 1,000 custom-made silk lanterns!

See it Bigger & Brighter
With all new designs and over a thousand colorful lanterns, this walkthrough experience is sure to delight all ages.

Meet Fantastical Beasts
Chinese artists have reimagined Chinese folklore in bright and colorful scenes throughout the Zoo.

Event Features

Live Entertainment:
Chinese acrobats and entertainers perform nightly at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 pm at the Amphitheater.

Animal Friends:
Most of our animals go to bed before dark. However, Sumatran tiger and flamingos can stay up until 8:30 pm. Unseen New World will be open all night.

Hot cocoa and cider (spiked available), beer, margaritas, specialty cocktails, coffee and soda will be available for purchase until around 8:00 pm nightly.

Quills Cafe and Screaming Gibbon Pizza Kitchen will be open and festive sweet treats + classic Zoo snacks will be available at concession stands until around 8:00 pm nightly.

Meet Santa
Meet Santa at the barn behind the Historic Home starting at 5:30 pm

This is a rain, snow or shine event. No refunds or rainchecks.

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