Photo: Hello Panda Festival

The Largest Lantern Festival in North America Is Coming to New York City

New York City News
by Eben Diskin Nov 13, 2019

Baseball season may be over, but that doesn’t mean a trip to the ballpark isn’t in order this holiday season. Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets, is hosting the Hello Panda Festival — the largest lantern festival in North America — this winter.

The festival will feature over 120 lantern displays designed by members of China’s Central Academy of Fine Arts and made on site by world-class artists. This year, the main features will be the world’s tallest Christmas tree lantern, a huge fairy-tale castle, and a 98-foot-long light tunnel. But there will be more than pretty lights to keep you entertained, such as performances, contemporary art exhibits, games, a holiday market with over 60 international food vendors, and activities like Chinese arts and crafts that will take the holiday fun to the next level.

The festival will take place from December 6 through January 26, open seven days a week from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for children, and free for those under 3 years old.

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