Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival

11/17/17 - 1/7/18

Recurring daily

5:30 PM to 10:00 PM


Ohio Expo Center & State Fair

717 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211

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All-new, beautiful, artfully crafted Chinese lantern displays will light up the Ohio Expo Center this holiday season when the Ohio State Chinese Lantern Festival returns to the Natural Resources Park at the Ohio Expo Center Friday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 7.

The Ohio State Chinese Lantern Festival, presented by Tianyu Arts and Culture, showcases Chinese art and culture through the exhibition of 35 Chinese lantern installations using traditional Chinese methods and more than 15,000 LED lights in brilliant colors.  This celebration of lights and culture features the works of artisans and entertainers from China. Visitors will stroll through the park outfitted with illuminating lantern sculptures of animals, flowers and nature and holiday figures.

The Ohio State Chinese Lantern Festival will be open daily beginning on Friday, Nov. 17- Jan. 7 from 5:30-10 p.m. Each evening, the Festival’s troupe of acrobats and martial arts performers will provide a glimpse of Chinese culture on stage. The acts vary each day and include: Chinese face-changing, plate spinning and Mongolian and Tibetan-style dancing.

Tickets are redeemable for any day of the festival and will be available online at http://www.ohiolanternfestival.com. Ticket prices are $15/adults, $10/children under 18 and free/children under 5.  A family four-pack that includes admission for two adults and two children (18 and under) is available for $40. Admission for active and veteran military members and senior citizens is $12 (requires proper identification). A $2 discount per admission is available to groups of 15 or more.