Lights of the North - Chinese Lantern Light Festival
- Dates:August 31, 2018 - October 21, 2018 ( Recurring daily )
- Location:Red River Exhibition Park
- Times:Monday – Friday: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Saturday – Sunday: 4:00 PM -11:00 PM
- Address: 3977 Portage Avenue Winnipeg , MB
- Phone: (204) 940-2702
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- Region: Winnipeg
- Ticket Info: https://lightsofthenorth.ca/buy-tickets/
Experience the magic of Canada’s largest Chinese Lantern festival. Occupying over 10 acres, the scale of this giant exposition of Chinese lantern art will be sure to amaze. It is a $4 million venture, where it will take 75-100 Chinese artisans six to eight weeks to construct towering specially designed light artwork status depicting Manitoba, Canada and Chinese icons and symbols illuminated by millions of LED lights and using various common items such as plates, cups and saucers, medicine vials, plastic bottles and ping-pong balls.
There will be traditional Chinese performances by professional performers, that will open your eyes. Artisans from China will demonstrate their talents on site making heritage handcrafts to the delight of audiences and shoppers. There will be food — both local and Chinese — and, of course, beer gardens where you can sit and watch the late-night fireworks.
The kids will be thrilled with Dinosaur World, which offers augmented reality experiences in “Jurassic Park” as well as life-size walking dinosaurs interacting with visitors. In addition, there will be carnival game and rides. Visitors can create their own dinosaur on a giant “Lite Brite” screen or ride a bicycle to generate electricity to light up a central display.
This is a truly magical show that will be here to delight Winnipeggers and thousands of visitors from around the world.