January 15

North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival sets New Attendance Record at Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Cary, NC—In what has become a permanent holiday fixture in the community, Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre is pleased to announce that 121,654 visitors passed through its gates to attend the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival this holiday season. Now in its fifth year, the festival ran from November 22, 2019- January 12, 2020. Over the seven-week run visitors from across North Carolina and beyond flocked to see the magnificently crafted lanterns, each one comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights.


"We continue to be amazed at the response to this festival”, said Taylor Traversari, Koka Booth Amphitheatre General Manger. “After five years we have many repeat visitors and word continues to spread with each passing year. The magnificent structures, combined with the cultural arts performances make for an event that we are proud to host each season.”


"It has been a privilege to share our Chinese culture with the community, in this, our 5th anniversary year," said Ai Luo, president, Tianyu Arts & Culture. "Planning has already begun for our return to Cary this fall with all-new lanterns and cultural performances that will delight visitors to the N.C. Chinese Lantern Festival."


Organizers are pleased to announce the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival will return to Koka Booth Amphitheatre with all new lanterns to delight and amaze next November. In other great news it has been announced that the festival will continue annually through 2024.