This North Carolina Town Is Hosting a Gorgeous Chinese Lantern Festival

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Symphony Lake in Cary, North Carolina, is home to one of the US’s most beautiful Chinese lantern festivals. With a 21-foot-tall, 200-foot-long dragon on display, silk lanterns with LED lights, and stage performers, Symphony Lake is the place to be in January 2024.

A Beautiful Tradition

The town’s cultural arts manager, William Lewis, proudly said, “Cary’s signature festival of light returns with new lanterns, performances, and unique experiences.”

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The venue’s website added, “Cue the lights because the region’s most stunning holiday tradition is back.” It also promised, “These larger-than-life lanterns will captivate visitors at every turn with amazing craftsmanship and artistic beauty.”

The Details

For those who want to join the celebration, tickets are available online. Prices for pre-booked nights start at $11 for children between 3-12 years old, and $16 for children over 13. Flexible tickets for any night cost $35. Ticket holders can enter the event from 6 p.m., and stay until 10 p.m. There are also early entry tickets, which allow access to the festival from 4:30 p.m. Those tickets are available Tuesdays through Sundays, for $15 for children ages 3-12, and $25 for adults.