Get ready for The Living Desert’s brand-new, larger-than-life illuminated experience — Glow in the Park: A Spring Lantern Festival, running nightly March 27 through April 29 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at or (760) 346-5694.

Produced in partnership with Tianyu Arts and Culture, Inc., Glow in the Park is an extraordinary night-time event featuring intricate, immersive, and truly amazing animal and nature-scape lantern creations representing wild places from around the globe. Inspired by universal themes such as renewal, friendship, and good fortune, guests will encounter traditional, hand-crafted Chinese lanterns, engaging art installations, and plenty of memorable photo opportunities.

“Glow in the Park will be unlike anything we’ve ever had at The Living Desert, and different from other light festivals in Southern California,” said Allen Monroe, CEO/President of The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. “Guests will be able to watch the desert come alive with spectacular installations that are sure to delight those of all ages. We’re excited for everyone to see us in a whole new light.”

Glow in the Park will be held nightly, March 27 through April 29 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at and advanced reservations are required.

The Living Desert is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the grounds and gardens opening at 8 a.m.Some attractions require additional fees. Advanced purchase is required, available online or by calling (760) 346-5694.