LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- There's even more time to see the Wild Lights: Asian Lantern Festival at the Louisville Zoo.
In July, the zoo announced extended dates for the festival, which was popular for the two weeks it was open in March before it was forced to shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The festival resumed on July 9 after the zoo reopened and was set to run until Aug. 28. It will now be extended for an additional two days, until Aug. 30, due to high demand and decreased capacities.
The 1.4-mile event route is wheelchair and stroller friendly on a paved path. More than 2,000 lanterns are displayed in 65 larger-than-life scenes at the zoo. They're lit by more than 50,000 LED bulbs.
"We are delighted to be able to work with Tianyu Arts & Culture to extend the festival and allow more of our community the chance to see these beautifully illuminated lanterns and learn more about Asian culture," Louisville Zoo Director John Walczak said in July.
Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the zoo. Tickets are $15.50 each for members and $18.50 for non-members. Children two and under get in for free. Family four-packs are available for $50, but everyone needs to enter at the same time. A $5 parking fee will be included when tickets are purchased.
Masks are required to enter and must be worn in high-traffic areas of the zoo.
For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Zoo officials said anyone who purchased tickets before the festival was postponed will still be able to attend by showing their tickets at the ticket window any day during the festival's new dates.
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