The lantern festival at the Louisville Zoo last year was a truly spectacular, awe-inspiring light display. Good news for those who missed it: The “thousands of handcrafted silk-covered lanterns aglow with more than 50,000 LED light bulbs” are coming back, plus 70 new displays. The Zoo’s nearly-mile-and-a-half walkway will be adorned with glowing prehistoric dinosaurs, sea creatures and all manner of animals and critters. “Dramatic archways illuminate the way on a magical journey past colorful peacocks, slithering serpents, and even a lion family glowing with pride,” according to the Zoo’s website. Plus, “Kids (or kids at heart) can become part of the magic while leaping from star to star creating their own cosmic tunes, or stepping inside a larger-than-life kaleidoscope for some whirling, twirling fun.” There is no age too young, or too old, to enjoy this experience.
Friday, March 19-May 30Louisville Zoo
6:30-9:30 p.m. | $20 (members $17)