Lantern event has come to Cary

December 15, 2016 by  

The North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival is currently being presented in Cary. The festival has more than 20 displays each with thousands of LED lights and hundreds of parts.

Fuquay-Varina guests will be walking through the light displays. Each artistic lantern display is carefully crafted and has cultural significance. The illuminated Chinese Dragon will be on Symphony Lake like last year, and the walk will take from 45 to 75 minutes.

There is a crescent deck where people can sit and get an overview of the festival. Pictures of these displays would make interesting subjects for calendars or for poster printing.

This year, the event has added arts and crafts activities and cultural performances.

Holiday beverages and treats will be available for purchase. Of course, there will be hot chocolate. Treats will include warm gingerbread topped with whipped cream, cookies right from the oven plus the standard hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, pretzel, caramel corn, and cotton candy.

Tickets are $15 for adults 18 and over, $10 for children ages 3 through 17, and free for children 2 and under.

The Chinese Lantern Festival will be in full swing from now until January 15, 2017, taking place Tuesdays through Sundays from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary. Tickets may be purchased at the Booth Amphitheatre website.