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NYC Winter Lantern Festival

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NYC Winter Lantern Festival

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Family friendly Chinese-style lantern festival with eight acres of lights, live cultural shows, interactive exhibits, and more

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9 ratings2 reviews
October 9, 2020
It was a wonderful time🔥
6 ratings4 reviews
September 22, 2020
Loved it! Beautiful Displays, well organized. Parking at Empire outlets was so easy. Had a wonderful time even in the rain. Will definitely do it again next year.
1 ratings1 reviews
August 28, 2020
The area was very clean. A great environment for a family night out.
Saraschandratop reviewer
29 ratings15 reviews
March 12, 2020
It was excellent show
Katherinetop reviewer
37 ratings20 reviews
March 3, 2020
It was a very luminous adventure. Need a few more warm up tents if still thinking to have it again in the winter time .
5 ratings1 reviews
February 26, 2020
This event was even better than I imagined! It really was a spectacular scene. I would certainly recommend it to everyone!
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164 ratings117 reviews
February 18, 2020
It was nice except I had another deal ticket for two extra people they didn't show up they had an emergency and I called Groupon to reimburse me I tried to give it away at the entrance was not allowed and waited for my reimbursement but never got it
7 ratings4 reviews
February 16, 2020
Great time and beautiful
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About This Deal

  • When can I visit:
    • Wednesday and Thursday: 5–9:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 5–10:30 p.m.
    • Monday: closed
    • Tuesday: closed
    • Wednesday 12/11: closed
    • Thursday 12/19: closed due to weather
    • Open on December 30–31, 5–10:30 p.m.
  • Event starts November 20, 2019
  • View the calendar for available dates

NYC Winter Lantern Festival

  • What you’ll see: more than 1,000 dazzling, light-up sculptures made from paper in the shapes of giant pandas, dragons, and lions along with cultural performances including Tibetan folk dance and plate spinning.
  • The performances: performers wear vibrant costumes and magically swap traditional opera masks from one to another; plate/bowl spinning, seesaw bowl balance, hoop tumbling, straw hat juggling, hand to hand act, Tibetan folk dance and a face-changing magician, which is a sub-genre of Chinese Sichuan Opera
  • What you’ll eat: Food from Asian-inspired vendors will be available to enjoy, with options from ramen to dumplings and even more.
  • What to bring: A warm and fuzzy coat will keep at bay the cold from the outdoors, while a rain jacket or umbrella will ward off any rain in the event of a small storm.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jan 12, 2020. Event starts November 20, 2019. Valid only for option purchased. NYC Winter Lantern Festival is the issuer of the voucher and tickets/admission for this event. Must use in one visit. Cannot be combined with any other promotions or discounts. Offer is not eligible for promo codes or other discounts. If you are driving to the event, you are advised to buy a parking pass online in advance as parking spaces are limited. Information on purchasing a car pass can be found here. Thursday 12/19: closed due to weather. Limit 8 per person for One Ticket option. Limit 1 per person for all other options. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About NYC Winter Lantern Festival

In addition to the 150,000 spectators that visited during their 2018 debut, the NYC Winter Lantern Festival garnered attention from Time Out New York and the New York Times, the former claiming that the LED installations put "all of Manhattan's Christmas decorations to shame.” Produced by New York Events & Entertainment and the China National Tourist Office of New York, this signature event spans eight acres of the SnugHarbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden. After strolling through the Chinese-inspired light display, visitors enjoy live performances of traditional Chinese dances, plus art and indigenous cuisine.