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See the Lights of the North in Winnipeg

Experience the magic of Canada's largest Chinese Lantern festival in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Lights of the North features more than 10 acres of specially designed light artwork status celebrating the 30th anniversary of Winnipeg's connection to its sister city Chengdu, China.

These towering lantern displays are only the beginning. Watch nightly professional performances, shop traditional handicrafts, enjoy authentic Chinese foods and more.

With chefs flown in directly from Chengdu, come ready to sample the festival's delicious assortment of dishes in Sichuan style. A selection of local food trucks will also be on site. Adult guests can finish their night with a drink or two in the beer garden.

Chinese acrobats, fire breathing, plate spinning and more—get ready to be entertained by a collection of professionals. With shows starting at 6:30 p.m. on weekdays and 5:00 p.m. on weekends there are plenty of opportunities to see these performers at their best.

Browse products from over 50 Chinese artisans on display. Choose a beautiful piece of art for yourself or unique souvenir to bring home, or just enjoy watching these masters at work. Some of these techniques have been used for generations!

The main attraction of the festival, Lights of the North features illuminated Chinese lantern art showcasing Manitoba, Canada and China. Built of everything from ping-pong balls to fine china plates, it took nearly 100 Chinese artisans eight weeks to create these 50 structures.

The Lights of the North Festival runs from August 31 to October 14 at Red River Exhibition Park.

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