Illuminating Lantern Festival - Oakland Zoo Presents Glowfari

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November 12, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - January 30, 2022 @ 10:00 pm

Close up photo of a lantern shaped like a gator at Oakland Zoo Glowfari Lantern Festival in San Francisco, California, USA

Plan a visit to the Illuminating Lantern Festival at Oakland Zoo's Glowfari from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. throughout the holiday season for a mile-long adventure illuminated with giant, glowing animal lanterns. Keep your eye out for some of your favorites, like elephants, giraffes, and pandas!

Illuminating Lantern Festival - Oakland Zoo Glowfari Hours

  • November 12 – 30, except November 25 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • December 1 – 31, except December 24 and 25 (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
  • January Wednesdays – Sundays: January 1-2, January 5-9, January 12-16, January 19-23, January 26-30

Things to Do

  • a mile-long illuminated stroll through the Zoo featuring hundreds of larger-than-life glowing animal lanterns throughout the Zoo
  • ride the gondola to the land of bugs featuring a 65-foot Queen Ant Tunnel
  • visit Santa
  • ride the Express Train through the Winter Wonderland


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Oakland Zoo
9777 Golf Links Rd
Oakland, California 94605
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(510) 632-9525
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