ST. LOUIS — A new lantern festival will light up the St. Louis Zoo this spring with tickets on sale starting Wednesday, Jan. 31.

A first-ever Animals Aglow lantern festival will feature more than 60 larger-than-life Chinese lanterns and interactive displays in the shape of plants and wildlife illuminating paths throughout the Zoo at night, according to a press release.

Animals Aglow will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., from March 13 to May 5.

The festival is partnership with Tianyu Arts & Culture, Inc., an international event design and manufacturing company headquartered in Zigong, Sichuan, China.

“Artisans with Tianyu make the lanterns by hand by weaving thousands of LED lights over metal frames before covering the structures in colorful silks,” according to the press release.

For more information and purchase tickets, click here.