Chinese Lantern Festival

Each year during the holiday season, Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre shines bright for the annual Chinese Lantern Festival.

More than 25 Chinese artisans were chosen to create this exhibition of light and color, which attracts thousands of people to the festival each year.

Further heightening its appeal, this year’s event features all-new lanterns, including the stunning Feng Huang floating in Symphony Lake. The mythical, phoenix-like bird, found in East Asian mythology, symbolizes high virtue, grace and the union of Yin and Yang.

Besides the beautiful lanterns, the festival also includes nightly acrobatic, martial arts and musical performances. Concessions are also available.

The North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival runs through Sunday, Jan. 12.

Any Night tickets allow you the flexibility to pick the night you want to attend. Tickets are one-time use only and cannot be used on multiple nights. Tickets are $20 each for all ages. Kids 2 or younger are free and do not need a ticket.

Tickets for specific dates are $15 for adults, and $10 for children ages 3 to 17.

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