Looking for something amazing, safe, and unique to do with the family? How about something even the kids and adults will enjoy? Well Southwick's Zoo has an amazing new exhibition opening soon that is truly breathtaking.

Last month Festival of Illumination, World of Lights a spectacular display of handmade Chinese lanterns will open at the Mendon, Massachusetts Zoo.

Festival of Illumination is a must-see experience for guests of all ages, New England’s largest and premier lantern showcase. Visitors are invited to travel the globe through the incredible artistry of handcrafted Chinese Lanterns and immerse themselves in the magical world of imagination and illumination.
Festival of Illumination “World of Lights” is a cultural and artistic expression like you have never experienced before. Travel the globe through the incredible artistry of handcrafted Chinese Lanterns and immerse yourself in the magical world of imagination and illumination.
The shows run Thursday through Sunday nights from 5:30 to 10 p.m. starting September 23 running through January. Tickets need to be purchased in advance through Southwick's Zoo.
To get a better perspective of what these amazing lanterns really look like, check out these photos from when the festival stopped by the Franklin Zoo. There's also a video at the bottom showing how these amazing pieces of artwork are created.

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