The Sunday after Thanksgiving, we bundled up the kids and we headed to the Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival. This was a new experience for all of us but it's safe to say that it's a new favorite. My kids have already asked when we can go back and my husband and I really enjoyed it. The larger than life illuminated displays are crafted by Chinese artisans from Zigong, Sichuan. You can also enjoy nightly performances at 6:30 and 8 as well as a 9:30 show added for Friday and Saturday evenings only. Craft and food vendors are on site with one of a kind traditional Chinese crafts to purchase and plenty of delicious food for everyone.
I would highly recommend this as a fun family event! My kids loved the lights and it was an easy and enjoyable path all the way through.
Where: Ohio State Expo Center
717 E 17th Ave. Columbus, 43211
When: Nightly until January 2nd
5pm - 10pm
Cost: $15 Adults
$10 Youth (17 and under)
Deal: You can purchase the Family Four Pack on the website. $40 for two adults and two youth. ($10 savings)
Enjoy some pictures from our fun night at the Festival. Be sure to follow them on social media to see even more photos. Note: It wasn't super cold the night we went - but I would make sure to bundle up, there aren't any places to get warm.