Produced by Tianyu Arts and Culture, Inc., the Lantern Festival will illuminate the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center with 33 sets of larger-than-life lantern displays and more than 1000 LED light components. Each display is handmade and custom built by dozens of Chinese artisans who travel the world to keep this centuries-old tradition alive. Visitors will explore both the ancient culture of China while learning about the Chinese traditions of today by taking a walking interactive tour of breathtaking displays, including a 100 ft. long Chinese dragon and a 30 ft. tall traditional Chinese arch. The festival also features nightly performances by Chinese acrobats, traditional Chinese handicraft demonstrations, and the flavors of traditional Chinese cuisine.
Since 2015, this international touring light show has traveled to 14 different U.S. cities, including Atlanta, Milwaukee, Nashville, Tenn., New Orleans, Norfolk, Va., Philadelphia, San Antonio, and Spokane, Wash. Indianapolis will be the fifteenth stop and the festival’s first visit to Indiana and is hoping to attract more than 50,000 visitors and will be a totally distinctive experience for Hoosiers during the holiday season.
- More than 30 sets of larger-than-life size lantern displays with more than 1000 LED light components.
- 100 ft. long Chinese dragon and 30 ft. tall traditional Chinese arch
- Exciting performances by Chinese acrobats
- Traditional Chinese handicraft demonstrations
- Marketplace for Chinese souvenirs
- Traditional Chinese cuisine as well as standard American fare available for purchase
Tickets: $15, adult; $12, seniors 65+ and military; $10, child; free, children four and under. Parking is $5.