presented by BECU

November 11, 2022 – January 22, 2023

4:00 to 9:00 p.m.
*Last entry at 8:30 p.m.


Lots of holiday fun with the price of admission!



Tianyu Cultural Performances

Location: PACCAR Auditorium (Education Center near South Entrance)
Tuesday – Thursday: 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:30p.m.

Join in the magic and mystery of live traditional Chinese artistic performances. Performances are free with WildLanterns admission and take place inside the PACCAR Auditorium located at the south end of the zoo. Capacity is limited and based on a first come first serve basis.

Show length is 30 minutes


Magical Memories Marketplace

Location: Education Center Classroom 2B (near South Entrance)
Open Daily 4:00 – 8:30 p.m. (doors close at 8:30 p.m. but guests inside can peruse until 9:00 p.m.)

NEW this year! Stop by and shop for unique and exquisite gifts this holiday season. The Magical Memories Marketplace is located inside the zoo Education Center located at the south entrance of the zoo.


Ambassador Animals at Critter Connections

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
November 11 – December 12, 2022: Friday – Sunday
December 13, 2022 – January 1, 2023: 6 days a week
January 2–22, 2023: Friday – Sunday

Experience the wonder of animals UP CLOSE at Critter Connections! Meet Skyaana the NW porcupine, Buddy the pharaoh owl, Amarillo the armadillo, and so many more. Critter Connections is an indoor experience located in Australasia. Ambassador animal program are free with WildLanterns admission.


*Experience will be untimed with no breaks. Availability will depend on staffing.



Closure Dates

WildLanterns will be closed Mondays (with the exception of December 19 and 26, 2022), Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

WildLanterns is closed Monday through Wednesday until January 22, 2023.



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