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.