Chinese Lantern Festival | December 2016 | 614 Mom

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.  

The Details

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)
$12 Military


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. 

Eryn GilsonComment