NYS Lantern Festival

Experience the beauty, talent, and craftsmanship of Chinese culture with the NYS Chinese Lantern Festival in Syracuse, NY!  Produced by artisans direct from China, Tianyu Arts & Culture, this magnificent display of LED light creations can be seen at the New York State Fairgrounds. These 30 designs incorporate thousands of lights and sculptural components to create flowers, peacocks, archways, pandas, and a 200-foot-long dragon seated in a lake. In addition to these fantastic light displays, the NYS Chinese Lantern Festival will also feature traditional Chinese performances (such as Face Changing and Chinese yo-yo) and artisans who will be crafting designs and paintings on-site. Plus, there will be local Syracuse restaurants and food trucks selling delicious food and drinks.

The NYS Chinese Lantern Festival will run through June 24th. Hours are 5:30 – 10pm (Tues-Thurs, Sun) and 5:30 – 11pm (Fri and Sat).

Performances will be at 6:30 and 8:30pm (Tues-Thurs, Sun) and at 7:00 and 9:00pm (Fri and Sat)

Ticket Prices are $15 for adults, $13 for Seniors, $12 for Children over 5, and Free for Children under 5.

Be sure to visit the Festival’s website for directions, hotel discount rates, and for more information or check out our interactive map!