"A must see Experience!"
The 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 lantern exhibits will take you on a trip through the African Savannahs, the Amazon rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, as well as many beautiful and fascinating regions in between. Guests of all ages will also enjoy live entertainment, a typical Asian Night Marketplace and specialty foods.
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.
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.