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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: Oakland Zoo’s Glowfari Officially Opens for the 2021 Holiday Season

Nov 30, 2021
by Jan Miller
Glowfari, a wildly illuminating lantern festival is back for 2021 to light up the Oakland Zoo this holiday season. Featuring hundreds of larger-than-life glowing animal lanterns throughout with all-new animal disoplays, visitors of all ages can experience a unique experience of exploring the zoo at night by taking a mile-long illuminated stroll. Each lantern tells the story of the ongoing journey of wildlife, the importance of every species on our planet, and Oakland Zoo’s commitment to conservation.

Along the stroll, one will visit the desert with camels and bighorn sheep, have an African safari adventure with elephants, giraffes, and an 8-foot crocodile head, walk through the forests of Asia to meet red and giant pandas – and, of course, ride the gondola up to the land of bugs, which features a 65-foot Queen Ant Tunnel! Then there’s the panoramic view of the bay. It's truly spectacular.

After descending back down on the gondola, one can finish the evening with a visit to see Santa, and ride the Express Train through the zoo’s Winter Wonderland! This is an unforgettable experience to enjoy.Simply said, this is an Oakland Zoo event you definitely don’t want to miss!

Advance tickets are required, so order yours now. Glowfari runs from 5-10 p.m. on the following dates: December 1-23, 26-31, 2021; January 1-2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, and 26-30, 2022. Admission is $24 for adults; $20 for children (3-14 years old) and seniors (65-75 years old). Children under 2 and adults over 76 are free.

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Photo caption: Welcome to the entrance of Oakland Zoo's Glowfari! (photo by Ken Krause)


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