BELMONT, N.C. — The Chinese Lantern Festival is returning to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden this fall.
Hundreds of new, handmade lanterns, constructed by masters of the craft in Zigong, the originator of the festival, will fill the garden from Aug. 28 through Oct. 18.
Illuminated mythical creatures, flowers, trees, insects and critters will glow from 6 to 10 p.m. each night.
In addition, there will be a marketplace featuring authentic Chinese folk arts and crafts handmade on-site.
The garden hosted Hanart Culture's Chinese Lantern Festival for the first time in fall of 2017 and the eight-week festival attracted over 100,000 visitors.
Tickets are expected to sell out for many nights, and visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance.
Presale tickets are on sale through February for garden members. Tickets will be available to the public beginning March 1 at dsbg.org.
Tickets cost $23.95 for adults, $21.95 for seniors age 60 and older and $15.95 for children ages 2 through 12. Children younger than age 2 are admitted free.
Prices will increase at the door if tickets remain on select nights.
The garden will remain open daily for general admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and close from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. prior to the festival.
For more information call 704-825-4490 or click here.
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