New York Nature May 25, 2017
You Don’t Want To Miss This Gorgeous Lantern Festival In New York This Year
If you thought that light-filled strolls through the park were simply for the holiday season, we’d tell you to guess again. Open for four more weeks, Central New York is currently where you can discover a marvelous Chinese Lantern Festival that you’ll want to visit before it’s gone. Transporting you to another world, it’s time to take a drive out to the New York State Fairgrounds.
Open now through June 24th, the New York State Chinese Lantern Festival is currently being held in Syracuse at the Fairgrounds.
Assembled by actual artisans from Sichuan, China, the lantern displays take months to put together.
A breathtaking festival unlike any other in our state, visitors will walk along a mile-long illuminated path.
With over 30 different displays, you'll quickly notice pieces like this 200-foot long dragon lantern.
Made up of thousands of LED lights, the Fairgrounds transform and come to life while this festival is up and running.
Lighting up the night, the festival also provides incredible entertainment like Chinese acrobats, contortionists, face-changers, dancing and more during the evening shows.
Visitors can also experience authentic Chinese crafts like palm leaf weaving and Shu embroidery.
When you're not too busy gluing your eyes to these gorgeous displays, you can take a break to feast on Asian-inspired cuisine and a variety of
food trucks that are here from local vendors!
An extraordinary festival that never leaves you disappointed, this whimsical stroll is open every day of the week except Mondays.
Only here for a limited time, you can find out more information about the New York State Chinese Lantern Festival if you
Tickets for the festival are available at the Fairgrounds and are also available for purchase online on their website. To get to the beautiful display of lanterns, you'll enter the Fairgrounds at Gate 6. The parking lot available for use opens to visitors at 4:30PM.
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday - 5:30PM to 10PM and Friday & Saturday - 5:30PM to 11PM
How to get here: (New York State Fairgrounds) 581 State Fair Boulevard Syracuse, NY 13209
To take a breathtaking peak inside of this luminous world, watch the wonderful footage below brought to you by
NYS Lantern Fest via YouTube:
Have you ever visited this festival? If you have, we encourage you to share your own photos with us in the comments section! For more events that you won’t want to miss out on, plan to visit these
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