Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden sets new date for Chinese Lantern Festival

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden sets new date for Chinese Lantern Festival
Chinese Lantern Festival (Courtesy Hanart Culture)

BELMONT, N.C. — Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden has rescheduled the Chinese Lantern Festival, which was originally scheduled to open Aug. 28 and run through mid-October. Out of safety concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the festival will now be held Oct. 15 through Jan. 3, 2021.

In addition to postponing the show, the garden has made other changes to create a safe environment for visitors. In order to help control the number of guests in the garden, tickets will be sold by timed entry – you’ll pick the date and entry time when buying.

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To allow time for current ticket holders to reschedule their tickets, sales for the new dates will resume on Aug. 1.

Garden officials will continue to monitor recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control as well as recommendations and mandates from state and local governments and will make adjustments if necessary.

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The Chinese Lantern Festival will return with hundreds of all new lanterns, each handmade and constructed by masters of the craft in Zigong, the originator of the festival.

It will be open from 6 p.m. (at 5 p.m. beginning Nov. 11) to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

Visitors can expect to see illuminated mythical creatures, flowers, trees, insects and critters glow throughout the Garden as well as interactive light displays and colorful archways.

The garden first hosted Hanart Culture’s Chinese Lantern Festival in fall of 2017.

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Chinese Lantern Festival
Chinese Lantern Festival (Courtesy Hanart Culture)