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Get Ready to Glow: Glow in the Park Returns for its Third Year of Illuminated Lanterns, Food, and Fun!

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The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is set to host this spring lantern festival from March 16 through April 28.

PALM DESERT/INDIAN WELLS, CA (MARCH 14) - The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, leaders in desert conservation and the nation's top destination for desert plants and animals, announces the return of Glow in the Park, an enchanting event series set to dazzle visitors of all ages. This evening event will take place on select nights starting on March 16 through April 28. Tickets can be purchased here.

Encounter mesmerizing, larger-than-life scenes, interactive lantern installations, and fantastic photo opportunities. This year’s event also includes special themed nights, promising evenings filled with extra excitement and discovery.

Specialty food and beverages will be available each night, featuring delights such as the cherry blossom cocktail and customizable Asian noodle bowls, including options for vegan and vegetarian preferences. 

New this year is the GLOW All Day bundle, designed to enhance your visit to The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. This exclusive bundle offers both daytime admission and nighttime Glow in the Park admission at the lowest variable pricing, providing a day-to-night adventure. As a bonus, each GLOW All Day ticket includes a complimentary giraffe feeding, offering savings of $17 per bundle while ensuring a memorable and fulfilling adventure for tourists and locals alike.

"This year's Glow in the Park invites everyone to experience the enchantment of nature while also embracing our commitment to wildlife conservation and education," said Allen Monroe, President and CEO of The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. "With our GLOW All Day Bundle, guests can explore the Zoo during the day while they learn about our conservation efforts and desert plants and animals; then continue the adventure into the night with Glow in the Park. It's a unique opportunity to connect with nature and support our mission of preserving the beauty of our planet for generations to come."

Glow in the Park runs nightly, March 16 through April 28 from 6:30pm-10:00pm, with last admission at 9:00pm. Tickets are on sale now at Advance reservations are required as space is limited; tickets are purchased for a select date and time. 

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About the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is a nonprofit, accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, ensuring the highest standards of all aspects of animal care, education, conservation, public service, and operations. The Zoo is active in conservation research, habitat protection, breeding programs and education initiatives around the world, as well as in its own community. The Zoo has been a top destination in the Palm Springs area for more than 50 years. The Living Desert is located at 47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260. For more information: (760) 346-5694 or visit


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