Chinese Lantern Festival

NCChineseLantern_2019_025.JPGNOW - Jan. 12, 2020!

Closed Mondays. (Except December 23rd & 30th)

Event Hours: 6PM-10PM

 

Koka Booth Amphitheatre will once again be transformed into a magnificent setting with the return of the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival and all new lanterns! 
 

TWO TICKET OPTIONS AVAILABLE:

 

ANY NIGHT TICKETS

Worried about the weather?  Would you like to give NC Chinese Lantern Festival tickets as a gift?This is the option for you!

Any Night tickets allows you the flexibility to pick the night you want to attend.  Tickets are one-time use only and cannot be used on multiple nights. 
Tickets are $20.00 each for all ages. 

Kids 2 & under are free and do not need a ticket. 

 

Purchase Any Night Tickets

 

 

DATE SPECIFIC TICKETS

Select the date you wish to attend!  We will be closed on Mondays except for  December 23rd and December 30th.  

 

Friday, Saturday & Holidays Ticket Prices:

Ages 13 & Up: $15.00* in advance or $18.00* on the night of.
Ages 3-12: $10.00* in advance or $12.00* on the night of.

Kids 2 & under are free and do not need a ticket. 

(No discounts offered on Friday, Saturday or Holidays)

 

Tuesday-Thursday & Sunday Ticket Prices: 
Ages 13 & Up: $15.00*

Ages 3-12: $10.00*
Kids 2 & under are free and do not need a ticket. 

Seniors 55+, Military & College Students (All must have a valid ID) $12.00

(Discounts offered Tuesday-Thursday & Sunday if these nights do not fall on a Holiday)

 

Purchase Date Specific Tickets 

 

*A small fee will be added to the prices when paying by credit or debit card.  Cardholder must be present with a valid photo ID when paying at the venue Box Office with a credit or debit card. 

*Tickets for Booth Amphitheatre events are subject to applicable taxes and fees. Unless otherwise stated, posted prices include a 7.25% NC Sales & Use tax.

Group of 20 or more

Groups are considered 20 or more people, and offer discounts on select nights. 

Please contact our group coordinator to ask questions and purchase your tickets. 

Group discounts are offered Tuesday - Thursday and Sunday.  NO discounts will be offered during blackout period December 20th - January 1st.

 

Adults 13 & Older: $12.39 (includes taxes & fees)

Kids 3-12: $10.32 (includes taxes & fees)

We can accommodate buses, large groups, offer catering packages and private areas.

Looking for a handicap van to rent, call Van Products Mobility at 919- 238-4597 and they can assist you with transportation.  Use the promo code KOKA10 for a discount!

 

Reserve a Private Party Area

Upgrade Your Festival Experience.

 

Reserve a private area during the Chinese Lantern festival for your group outing.  Whether you’re a company, family or a group of friends, we will give you an experience to remember.   Groups are considered 20 or more people and specific days will offer a discount towards each ticket. 

 

  • Area will accommodate up to 60 people.
  • Covered/Tented space.
  • Heaters, chairs, tables and linens included.

 

Please contact Jessica at [email protected] or (919) 459-8319 for more information regarding availability, pricing and amenities.

 

Inquires on renting the venue during the NC Chinese Lantern Festival may also be directed to [email protected]

 

Tips on Planning Your Visit

Patrons will be walking through the venue to observe the light displays however there will be limited seating on the crescent deck for those that want to relax and take in the view! Venue food/beverage stands will be open selling holiday treats and beverages. Please note, the venue is not able to provide wheelchairs for patrons at this event. It takes most patrons about 45-75 minutes to view all of the displays.

  • Parking is free of charge.
  • Lines to purchase tickets at the Box Office on the night of & to enter the event may be long on Weekends, Holidays & Warm Weather Nights.
  • Gates open at 6:00pm, however you may arrive anytime between 6pm-9pm.  Event closes at 10:00pm
  • Patrons will walk through our outdoor venue to observe the lanterns.  
  • Plan for 45-75 minutes to view all light displays and enjoy the live cultural performances.
  • The total walkthrough is approximately ½ mile.
  • There will be limited seating on the crescent deck for those that want to relax and take in the view!
  • Venue food/beverage stands will be open selling holiday treats and beverages on the Crescent Deck. 
  • Please note, the venue is not able to provide wheelchairs for patrons at this event, but you are welcome to bring your own.
  • Pets are not allowed.

Cultural performances will take place on the stage several times throughout the evening, weather permitting.

CLF Weather Policy

The event will go on Rain or Shine HOWEVER please visit our website, social media or call our weather hotline 919-459-8332 in the case of extreme weather conditions and/or slippery road or surface conditions. Patron safety is our top priority so in the best interest of our patrons, we may decide to close on nights we feel walking conditions are unsafe.

Box Office Hours

  • Tuesday-Friday 3:00pm-9:00pm.
  •  Saturday, Sunday & Holidays hours are 6:00pm-9:00pm.
    • Holidays are Nov. 28, Dec 24, 25, 31 & Jan 1
  • Closed Mondays except December 23 & 30th (Hours are 6:00pm-9:00pm)

Method of Payment Accepted

The Box Office Accepts: Cash, Master Card, Visa, Amex & Discover.

CASH: Cash is the cheapest way to purchase tickets at the Box Office. No fees added.

CREDIT & DEBIT CARDS: 

Cardholder must be present with a valid photo ID when paying at the venue Box Office with a credit or debit card. 

GIFT CARDS, REWARDS CARDS & TEMPORARY CARDS: While we do accept these cards with a Visa, MC or AMEX logo on them we encourge patrons to bring an addtional methods of payment.  Some transactions will not go through if these cards do not have a name on the card.

TAXES & FEES:

  • Tickets for Booth Amphitheatre events are subject to applicable taxes and fees. Unless otherwise stated, posted prices include a 7.25% NC Sales & Use tax.
  •  A 3% fee will be added to the ticket price when paying by Credit/Debit cards.

Concession Stands Accept: Cash, Master Card, Visa, Amex & Discover.

Food Trucks: Method of Payment Varies, some will take cash & credit/debit.

ATMS: Available on-site.

Purchase Ticket Options

TICKET OPTIONS INCLUDE ANY NIGHT TICKETS, DATE SPECIFIC AND GROUP

 

ANY NIGHT TICKETS:

Any Night tickets are $20.00 each for all ages (Kids 2 & under are free and do not need ticket). Any Night tickets allows you the flexability to pick the night you want to attend (tickets are one time use only and cannot be used on multiple nights)!

 

Purchase Any Night Tickets

 

DATE SPECIFIC TICKETS:

Select the date you wish to attend!  We will be closed on Mondays except for  December 23rd and December 30th.  

 

Purchase Date Specific Tickets 

 

Tickets for Koka Booth Amphitheatre events are subject to applicable taxes and fees. Unless otherwise stated, posted prices include a 7.25% NC Sales & Use tax.

Food & Beverage

  • Outside food and beverage is prohibited.
  • Venue Concession Stands will be open selling a variety of food, beverages & Holiday Treats.
  • Food Trucks may be onsite select nights.
    • Check our social posts about featured food trucks.

Items Allowed

Items Allowed:

  • Purses & Backpacks
  • Rain Coats & Ponchos
  • Umbrellas
  • 1 Bottle of factory sealed water (1 per person)
  • Empty re-usable non-glass water bottle up to 1 Liter. (1 per person)
  • Tablets, Cameras & Tripods
  • Go Pros, Audio or video recorders
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Strollers
  • Wheelchairs & Scooters

All bags, back packs, purses are subject to search.

Prohibited Items

Prohibited Items:

  • Balloons, Banners & Signs
  • Bikes/skateboards/Inline Skates
  • Blankets, Towels, Mats of any kind or Size
  • Brochures/Stickers/Handouts
  • Chairs
  • Confetti/Glitter
  • Coolers
  • Drones
  • Fireworks/Sparklers of any kind
  • Food & Beverages
  • Grills & Open Flames (inside or outside the venue)
  • Hula Hoops
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Laser Pointers
  • Pets of any kind (Unless it’s a service Animal)
  • Tarps & Plastic sheeting
  • Tents/Staking
  • Weapons of Any Kind (Include but not limited to knives, guns, tasers, chains, studded/spiked jewelry)

Accessibility

Parking

Accessible parking is located across from the Box office & Main Gate. Spaces are available on a first come first served basis for patrons with valid accessible tags.

Looking for a handicap accessible van to rent, call Van Products Mobility at 919-238-4597 and they can assist you with your transporation needs.  Use Promo Code KOKA10 for a 10% off discount! 

Venue Accessiblity

Koka Booth Amphitheatre has paved walkways throughout the venue & is Wheel Chair accessible. 

Please note: Koka Booth Amphitheatre is unable to provide Wheel Chairs for patrons to use. You may bring your own wheel chair or scooter in with you. 

Service Animals

Pets are not allowed for NC Chinese Lantern Festival. 

Service animals are permitted in the amphitheatre. Each service animal must remain with its owner and be restrained. If a service animal interferes with other guests, corrective action may include removal of the service animal from the amphitheatre.

Emotional support animals, comfort animals and therapy dogs are not service animals as defined by the 2010 ADA Guidelines and are NOT allowed.