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Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival 2017

December 10, 2017 5:30 pm @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 5:30pm, repeating until January 7, 2018 12:00 am

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A glowing tradition, lantern festivals light up the skies of China every Lunar New Year, marking the return of the spring season and symbolizing the reuniting of family. Its colorful displays of floating, fiery lanterns has brought tourists from around the world, and now Columbus takes this beloved festival to the Ohio Expo Center and State Fairground for a memorable cultural experience. At the Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival, artisans from Sichuan and Zigong will showcase ornate handicrafts including palm leaf weaving, sugar painting and Shu embroidery. 39 illuminated lanterns will also be on display, along with nightly cultural performances to truly immerse yourself in this experience. Don’t forget to satisfy your appetite with Chinese and traditional fair food and beverages.

The Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival will light up the Natural Resources Park with 39 larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.

Performance Times:

Sunday-Thursday: 6:30 PM & 8:00PM

Friday & Saturday: 6:30PM, 8:00 PM, & 9:00 PM

Performances are included in festival admission.


December 10, 2017 5:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Natural Resources Park @ Ohio State Expo Center
717 E 17th Ave
Columbus,OH43211United States
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