While most of the enchanting light displays that illuminated the holiday season have closed, one is still here… The Winter Lantern Festival, which made its DC area debut in December, is still welcoming visitors on weekends, offering a brilliant way to celebrate the Chinese New Year and enjoy the luminous works of art a little longer.
The Winter Lantern Festival has transformed Lerner Town Square in Tysons, VA, into an illuminated wonderland with over 1,000 Chinese lanterns, all handmade by artisans with decades of experience. See Chinese myths, legends, and zodiacs “brought to light” as you wander through it all. The vibrant lanterns also come in forms of animals, including turtles, polar bears, mammoths, and penguins. And you can do more than just look at some of them — interactive elements include light swings, see-saws, and tunnels.
The Chinese New Year begins this weekend, January 22, and celebrations continue beyond that! The Winter Lantern Festival is running through February 12, plenty of time to work it into your family’s schedule. Tickets are available through the website, and you can also look for a discount on them here.
Exploring illuminated wonderlands is always a favorite activity of the holiday season. And this year, there is a new and unique light experience to discover…
The first immersive Winter Lantern Festival is coming to the area from December 16 through February 12! Lerner Town Square in Tysons, VA, will be transformed into a dazzling world of light with over 1,000 Chinese lanterns, all handmade by artisans with decades of experience. The lanterns and bright displays will light the night and bring warmth and fun this holiday season.
The Winter Lantern Festival has been enchanting 150,000 gets annually in New York for the past three years, and is said to be an experience not to be missed. Wander through a wonderland of light that includes Chinese myths, legends, and zodiacs. The handmade lanterns also encompass a world of ice, including displays of mammoths, polar bears, and penguins. Even more, there are interactive light swings, see-saws, and tunnels that let you get in on the action. Be prepared to indulge friends, family, and yourself in lots of photo ops!
Running into February, the experience can be enjoyed during the holidays and beyond, and will be a great way to celebrate the Chinese New Year. (Think tickets as a holiday gift, too!)