See the zoo in a whole new light!

Visit the country's largest Chinese lantern festival with over 500 custom-made silk lanterns spread across 60 acres, featuring your favorite Zoo animals, holiday-themed scenes, a 200-foot long dragon and more!

Open nightly Nov. 15-Dec. 30, 5-9 p.m.

Closed on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28), Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and Christmas Day (Dec. 25)

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  • Starting Friday, November 15th, 2019, repeated every day until Monday, December 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Nashville Zoo

3777 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

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