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Venue:Southwick's Zoo
Dates:Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - Saturday, December 31, 2022
Hours:Wednesdays through Sundays starting at 5:30pm!
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$$ see below

festival of illumination at southwick's zoo photoThe Festival of Illumination is a cultural and artistic expression like you have never experienced before, an extraordinary and memorable event for guests of all ages!

Be immersed in the magical world of impressive and “larger than life” Festival of Illumination lanterns, showcasing the incredible artistry of handcrafted Chinese Lanterns!

The Festival of Illumination fully engages in maintaining the charm of the century-old traditions, while integrating modern technologies and craftsmanship, resulting in a most unique and amazing display, rich in cultural and artistic expression.

The Lantern Festival is a centuries-old tradition, celebrated beginning in 206 B.C. featuring spectacular illuminated displays from history and mythology. These displays are incredibly detailed and intricately constructed, with some lanterns as large as 20 meters tall and 100 meters in length.

About Southwick's Zoo
Located in the heart of the Blackstone Valley, Southwick’s Zoo is situated on over 200 acres, and is home to over 850 animals featuring more than 160 varied species, many of which are endangered. Family owned and operated, the Zoo is proud to be a favorite New England destination for over 50 years, and strives to provide a memorable experience for guests of all ages.

Find more pumpkin festivals and jack-o-lantern displays near you in our helpful guide to fall family fun.

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Online Tickets $27 per person 2+; Under 2 free Purchase Tickets



2 Southwick Street, Mendon, MA, 01756 map
Phone: (508) 883-9182

2 Southwick St., Mendon, MA 01756
Southwick's Zoo


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