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North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival Returns to Cary for 2017 and Beyond

Post Date:08/04/2017 3:00 PM
  • The festival loved by thousands is headed back with all new displays.
  • Organizers announce four year contract.
  • Tickets on sale, Friday, August 4.

Cary, NC—For a third consecutive year Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre will be transformed into the most magnificent setting in the region when the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival unveils all new displays this holiday season. Tickets are on sale now for the seven-week event, which runs from November 24, 2017 through January 14, 2018.

The Festival will include more than 20 new displays, each one comprised of hundreds of parts, and thousands of LED lights. In what proved to be a fan favorite last year, the spectacular Chinese Dragon on Symphony Lake will return to mesmerize visitors. Each larger than life lantern will once again wow visitors with their amazing craftsmanship, cultural significance and artistic beauty. The addition of cultural performances and artesian crafts last season will be expanded this year.

"The success of this event continues to grow by leaps and bounds”, said Doug McRainey, Town of Cary’s Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, “and the number of visitors last year topped 90,000 guests. Because of this outpouring of support, the Town of Cary and Booth Amphitheatre are thrilled to announce the return of this spectacular event to North Carolina for four more years. With this agreement in place we can focus on growing yet another family tradition in Cary with this beautiful event for years to come."

Tickets can be purchased through or Booth Amphitheatre Box Office.

For complete concert information go to or call (919) 462-2025. 


Primary Contacts

Teresa Franzen, Publicist, T. Franzen, Inc., (919) 210-5150

Liz McDonald, General Manager, (919) 462-2024

Lyman Collins, Cultural Arts Manager, (919) 462-3861

Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 462-3908

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