Christmas Festival of Lights

Christmas Festival of Lights

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 12:00am
Thu, 11/30/2023 - 12:00am
Fri, 12/01/2023 - 12:00am
Sat, 12/02/2023 - 12:00am
Sun, 12/03/2023 - 12:00am
Mon, 12/04/2023 - 12:00am
Tue, 12/05/2023 - 12:00am

Nightly Nov. 17, 2023 - Jan. 7, 2024
Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 11 to Feb. 4, 2024

Come see Zoolumination, a Chinese and Christmas Festival of Lights at the Nashville Zoo in a whole new light and enjoy the country’s largest Chinese lantern festival. Over 500 custom-made silk lanterns will be spread across 60 acres, creating elaborate displays with some of your favorite Zoo animals, holiday-themed scenes and even a 200-foot-long dragon.

Event Features

  • Animal Friends Most of our animals go to bed before dark. However, Andean bear, Sumatran tiger and flamingos can stay up until 8:30 pm. Unseen New World will be open all night.
  • Beverages Hot cocoa and cider (spiked available), beer, margaritas, specialty cocktails, coffee and soda will be available for purchase until around 8:00 pm nightly.
  • Food 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 Nov. 25 to Dec. 24, meet Santa at the barn behind the Historic Home starting at 5:30 pm

Visit the Youtube channel of The World of GMman to walk through Zoolumination, a Chinese and Christmas Festival of Lights at the Nashville Zoo and see other areas of Nashville that you will want to visit.

Business Location: 

The Zoo is open daily. The animals come from many parts of the world. Whether you are interested in mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, or fish - Many species in each category that call Nashville Zoo home.

Nashville Zoo
3777 Nolensville Pike
37211 Nashville , TN
Phone: (615) 833-1534