Glow in the Park presented by Acrisure Arena, Home of the Coachella Valley Firebirds, begins March 17 and runs nightly through April 30

It’s glow time! The Living Desert’s wildly popular, Glow in the Park event series opens to the public today, Friday, March 17 from 6:30-10:00pm. Presented by Acrisure Arena, Southern California’s newest world-class arena and home of the Coachella Valley Firebirds, Glow in the Park is ready to dazzle guests with a new line up of hand-crafted, larger-than-life lantern displays. Tickets are now available!

“Glow in the Park is ready to delight guests of all ages with its whimsical, immersive, and awe-inspiring installations,” said Allen Monroe, President/CEO of The Living Desert. “From towering animal lanterns to engaging photo opportunities and interactive installations, Glow in the Park is all new for 2023!”

Guests can watch the desert come alive with imaginative lanterns, incredible art installations, interactive displays, and plenty of memorable photo opportunities at Glow in the Park.

Glow in the Park runs nightly, March 17 through April 30 from 6:30-10:00pm, with last admission at 9:00pm. Tickets are on sale now at Advanced reservations are required as space is limited; tickets are purchased for a select date and time. New this year, a combo ticket is available – guests can purchase an any day general admission zoo ticket and a Glow in the Park ticket for a discounted rate.


Glow in the Park is presented by Acrisure Arena home of the Coachella Valley Firebirds and sponsored by the City of Palm Desert. 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.

About the Living Desert:

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 50 years. The Living Desert is located at 47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260. For more information: (760) 346-5694 or visit

About Acrisure Arena:

America’s hottest music festival destination finally has the world-class arena it deserves. Opened December 14, 2022, the Acrisure Arena provides the greater Palm Springs area of Southern California with a premiere 11,000+ capacity venue to host the biggest artists and acts on the planet. Designed specifically for hockey and concerts, the new arena provides top-tier hospitality, artist amenities, and all of the benefits of a modern music and sports venue. In addition, the facility will serve as the new home of the American Hockey League affiliate of the Seattle Kraken, the Coachella Valley Firebirds.

The Acrisure Arena is a $300+ million project that is being 100% privately funded through outstanding partners Oak View Group, Seattle Kraken, and Live Nation. Learn more at and follow Acrisure Arena on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn

About the Coachella Valley Firebirds:

The Coachella Valley Firebirds are the AHL’s 32nd Franchise and the affiliate of the Seattle Kraken. The team is set to play its inaugural season in 2022-2023 at the Acrisure Arena. Visit for the latest news and information.