July 1

The North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival Will Return To Light Up Cary for Eight Weeks This Year!

Cary, NC - Cue the lights because the region’s most stunning holiday tradition is back! Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre will once again welcome the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival when it returns this winter for a 9 th year. ANY NIGHT and special package tickets are on sale now. Date specific tickets will go on sale August 2nd at 10 a.m. for an eight-week run from November 16, 2024 - January 12, 2025.

Chinese artisans are already busy crafting more than 40 all new displays, each one comprised of hundreds of parts, and thousands of LED lights. These larger-than-life lanterns will captivate visitors at every turn with amazing craftmanship and artistic beauty. Cultural arts performances will take place each night on the main stage.

CLF programming is as follows:

Enjoy the lanterns during the “Golden Hour”, which is 90 minutes prior to opening. This ticket allows you early entry and reduced crowds as you witness the lanterns come to life in the night sky. This opportunity is perfect for those that want a little extra time and more room to move around. It also presents the perfect backdrop for pictures. Twilight Tickets will be offered Tuesday-Sunday beginning at 4:30 p.m. and not available on holidays. Ticket prices: $26 for ages 13+; $15 kids ages 3-12. Kids 2 & under free. No discounts. Tickets will be date specific. ANY NIGHT tickets cannot be used for this package.

Want flexibility or the ability to “gift” tickets to someone, then the ANY NIGHT Ticket is for you! Ticket prices: $31, ages 3 & up/July 6 - November 15 and $36, ages 3 & up/November 16 - January 12.

North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival Event Dates and Times: November 16 2024 - January 12, 2025 Open Daily, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Closed Christmas Day).

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Tickets can be purchased through etix.com. By phone call (800) 514-3849. Etix hours: Monday-Friday/ 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. EST Saturday/10 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST & Sunday/noon – 8 p.m. EST

For complete event information go to www.boothamphitheatre.com or call (919) 462-2025.