Date Specific Tickets

Date Specific Tickets

Event Dates: November 18, 2022-January 8, 2023
Event Times: Opened nightly from 6pm - 10pm
Please arrive by 9pm to allow 1hr to view displays


  • Save Time and Money – Buy Your Tickets in Advance either online or at our Box Office.
  • Pack Light. The Venue has a size limit on bags and a strict bag policy.
  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre is a cashless venue.  All points of sale will only accept credit or debit.
  • For your safety - No weapons are allowed in the venue. 
  • Purchase a Preferred Parking pass for only $10!

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Sensory Friendly Night December 6

Presented by We Rock The Spectrum Cary

Sensory Friendly Night will include lower decibel music, decreased capacity, no strobe or flashing lights, as well as access to a designated Quiet Area to decompress from sensory overload.


Accessibility Information

Koka Booth Amphitheatre strives to provide a positive experience for all guests. Our goal is to facilitate accessibility on our website and mobile site to better allow patrons to learn about events and purchase tickets with ease.

Planning on visiting our venue for this event and need to take advantage of our Accessibility Services? Let us know your needs by filling out the form below!




If you have difficulty using or accessing any element of this website or the Koka Booth Amphitheatre mobile site, please feel free to call us at 919-462-2025 or email us at We will work with you to provide the information, item, or transaction you seek through a communication method that is accessible for and consistent with applicable law. 

Please contact us at 919-462-2025 or email us at if you have any feedback or suggesstions as to how we could improve the accessibility of this website. 

More information may be found HERE

Additional Ticket Information


(Holiday Dates are : Nov 24, Dec 24, Dec 25 & Jan 1)


Ages 13 & Up:

  • $20.00* in advance of the night you attend.
  • $25.00* if purchase on the night you attend.
  • Kids 2 & under are free and do not need a ticket. 
  • No discounts available. 

Ages 3-12: 

  • $15.00* in advance  of the night you attend.
  • $20.00* if purchase on the night you attend.
  • Kids 2 & under are free and do not need a ticket. 
  • No discounts available. 



Ages 13 & Up:

  • $16.00* in Advance of the night you attend.
  • $18.00* if purchase on the night you attend.
  • Kids 2 & under are free and do not need a ticket. 

Ages 3-12:

  • $11.00* in Advance of the night you attend.
  • $13.00* if purchase on the night you attend.
  • Kids 2 & under are free and do not need a ticket. 

DISCOUNTED Seniors 55+, Military Family & College Students:

  • $13.00* in Advance of the night you attend.
  • $15.00* if purchased on the night you attend.
  • Please provide a valid ID to receive this discount.
  • Kids 2 & under are free and do not need a ticket.
  • Only offered Sunday - Thursday.  No discounts apply on Friday, Saturday or Holidays.


* Prices listed do not include convenience 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.

Bag Policy

To expedite entry into our events, Koka Booth Amphitheatre has enhanced its public safety policies regarding bags and purses allowed in the venue including clear bags. Clear bags are easily searched and significantly reduce faulty bag searches. They also support the Department of Homeland Security's "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign. Our goal is to create a safe experience for all guests and staff.

To expedite entry into the festival, we recommend packing as light as possible. We encourage guests to leave bags/purses at home.

Look for our “No Bag line” at the main entrance. 

Types of bags allowed:

  • Wallet Size Clutch Purses no larger 4.5" x 6.5"
  • Clear Bags no larger than 12" x 12" x 9"
  • Medical, Parenting, & Camera Bags

All bags are subject to search.    

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Food & Beverage Policy

  • For this event, guests are NOT allowed to bring in outside food & beverages (Except factory-sealed bottled water - No Glass bottles or containers of any kind).
  • Concessions will be open selling a variety of food and beverages during each event.  

Items Allowed

To expedite entry into the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival, we recommend packing as light as possible. 

We recommend no bags. However, if bags must be brought in:

  • Clear Bags no larger than 12" x 12" x 9"
    Medical, Parenting, & Camera Bags
    Small Clutch purses no larger than 4.5" x 6.5"
  • All bags are subject to search.                                                                     


  • Factory Sealed Bottled water (2 per person - No glass/canned or flavored water)
  • Cameras, tripods & selfie sticks
  • Tablets
  • Blankets
  • Raincoats
  • Ponchos
  • Strollers
  • Scooters & Wheelchairs
  • Umbrellas

Please Note: All guests pass through metal detectors for most events. If metal detectors are not in use, security will be wanding individuals.

Items Prohibted

Prohibited items will need to be returned to the guest's vehicle before entering.  

Please leave the following items at home: 

  • Alcohol                                                                                                 
  • Backpacks
  • Bags (Unless clear & approved size) 
  • Balloons, Banners & Signs 
  • Brochures/Stickers/Handouts     
  • Confetti/Glitter                                                                          
  • Coolers of any kind                                                                       
  • Drones                                                
  • Fireworks
  • Food & Beverages (Except Bottled water) 
  • Glass Bottles of any kind                                                
  • Grills & Open Flames                                            
  • Illegal Drugs                                      
  • Laser Pointers                                   
  • Lawn chairs                                      
  • Mats of any kind, including yoga mats                                                 
  • Noise Makers                                    
  • Pets of any kind (Excluding service animals)                                      
  • Purses larger than 4.5’ x 6.5”
  • Sporting equipment                        
  • Tables of any size                                           
  • Tarps, plastic sheeting                   
  • Tents/Stakes                                                       
  • Wagons/Carts                                  
  • Weapons of Any Kind (Including but not limited to knives, guns, tasers, chains, studded/spiked jewelry)                                                                                        


PREFRRED PARKING: A limited number of preferred parking passes will be available in advance and the night of the event for $10.00 per car.  When purchasing please make sure you are choosing the correct date you will be attending.



GENERAL PARKING: Parking is free of charge in Amphitheatre-owned lots. 

ACCESSIBLE PARKING: A limited number of accessible parking spaces are available on a first-come-first-served basis with the proper hang tag or license plate.

BUSES: Please contact us at 919-462-2025 ahead of time if your group is arriving on a bus of any size.  We need to be able to plan to accommodate bus drop off, pick-ups & parking if needed.

Stage Performances

Nightly performances take place on the main stage at 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, and 8:30 pm!

The performances are the same each time and are included in the price of the ticket.

Tips on Planning Your Visit

  • We strongly encourage purchasing tickets before the night you choose to attend. 
  • Lines & wait times may be longer to purchase tickets & to enter the festival on Weekends, Holidays & warm weather nights.
  • Please pack as light as possible when attending the festival. 
  • Please review the items allowed & prohibited items prior to your visit. 
  • Patrons will be walking through (not driving through) the venue to observe the light displays, however, there will be limited seating on the crescent deck for those who want to relax and take in the view!
  • Venue food & beverage stands will be open selling an assortment of asian inspired food and holiday treats. Top off one or more of these items with a yummy hot chocolate, plain or spiked, before or after your walk through the lanterns.  
  • Food Trucks will be on-site Friday & Saturday only.
  • It takes most guests about 45-75 minutes to view all the display

Weather Policy

This 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/surface conditions.

Patron safety is our top priority. In the best interest of our guests, we may decide to close on nights we feel walking conditions are unsafe.


We are unable to provide wheelchairs for patron use. You may bring in your own wheelchair or scooter to the event. Venue walkways are paved and are wheelchair accessible.