GIVEAWAY! Glowfari at Oakland Zoo Now through January 28, 2024

It's Back! A Wildly Illuminating Lantern Festival!

By Oakland Zoo November 18, 2023

Glowfari! This wildly popular, family-friendly experience is back with hundreds of ALL new, larger-than-life animal lanterns throughout the Zoo. 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. Keep reading for a chance to win tickets from Macaroni KID Fremont!

This year’s experience features new themes including the forests of North America with iconic native wildlife like mountain lions and wolves, our frosty friends of the Arctic with puffins and polar bears, the Deep Ocean featuring rarely seen sea creatures, and a stroll through the swamp as you encounter alligators and other animals of the Bayou!

Finish your experience with a ride on the train through the great red island of Madagascar, a wondrous world full of lemurs, chameleons, and other unique flora and fauna!

Don't forget to visit Santa in the Rides Area Fridays - Sundays in November and every night December 1-23 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (line closes at 8:45 pm). Please note, Santa's hours are subject to change and he may have to head back to the North Pole if it gets too wet.

Tickets through December 13 are now on sale! Tickets go on sale 28 days in advance on a rolling basis. Purchase yours today!

November 15, 16-22, 24-26, 29-30, 2023 | December 1-23, 26-31, 2023 | January 1-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, 2024 (Inclement weather may result in closure, so confirm before visiting.)

  • All Ages
  • 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Ticket pricing:

  • Adults: $26
  • Children (2-14)/Seniors (65-75): $22
  • Members: 10% discount
  • Under 2 and 76 and over: Free
  • Parking: Free

Purchase your tickets here.

Macaroni KID Fremont has tickets to give away to one lucky subscriber. Click here for a chance to win four tickets.

Click here for official giveaway rules.