Washington State Fair Events Center
Join us for a spectacular evening of dazzling lights, colors, shapes, and themes. The Lantern Light festival is a six week celebration of Chinese culture featuring massive lanterns, inspiring performances, and incredible cuisine. A tradition that started over 2,000 years ago, the lantern festival is China’s most important celebration, marking the return of spring, with the lighting of Chinese lanterns being symbolic of illuminating the future and the reunion of family.
While many people picture lanterns being released into the night sky, these enormous lanterns stay firmly on the ground. Each Chinese lantern is custom-built by Chinese artisans and typically takes four weeks and a team of seven to complete.The lanterns appear to be three-dimensional stained glass, and are handmade from hundreds of pieces of silky cloth. Some are over 30 feet high and others are up to 300 feet long.
If you enjoy an evening full of festive lights and amazing sights, bring your family to the Lantern Light Festival, a rare opportunity to witness the majestic skill of the world’s best lantern-makers.
On Saturday night, the festival will add a fireworks show as another
visual treat for attendees. The event is now open every night through
In addition to seeing the gigantic lanterns, the festival promises fun for the whole family, with
Chinese acrobats and a Wishing Tree. Activities for children include mining for emeralds, inflatable
mazes and obstacle courses, and Dragon rides.
The event runs to January 7, 2018, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup,
WA 98371. Ticket prices range from $18 to $23, with activity package and group pricing available