China Lights Festival

Today’s post is a limited time alcohol-free event that was too amazing not to write about!

On the north side of town at Craig Ranch Regional Park (which I should mention is an incredible park even when it’s not hosting this event) through the end of February is the China Lights Festival.

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The Welcome Gate to the China Lights Festival

There are over 40 lanterns (each of which have a station number) at the festival along the walking paths at the park. Each lantern is hand made from welded metal, colored silk, and have been hand painted.

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Station 4: Peonies 

The Festival is open every night of the week except for Mondays, and admission for adults is $20 (although there are a few deals floating around…we found a pretty good one on Groupon!)

Station 32: Sea of Flowers

There are a few food vendors, and on Saturday evening when we attended there were live music and dance performances as well.

Station 21: Dinosaur Park
Lanterns on the water

One thing I think is worth mentioning–the lines to enter on a weekend evening were long.

The line to purchase tickets was probably an hour wait, and we’d pre-purchased tickets and were able to be in a separate line, and it was still about a half hour wait to enter the park.

That being said, I would make sure to have eaten beforehand so no one feels uncomfortable or cranky while waiting to enter. 🙂

Station 2: Panda Paradise

Between parking, waiting in line, and enjoying the lights I’d budget about 3-4 hours for the evening.

Station 8: The Sea Tunnel

If you live locally here in Vegas, I hope you’ll have a chance to go see the Chinese Lights Festival.

It was one of the most unique and enjoyable nights free of the temptation to drink I’ve had in a very long time!


Thank you for reading and happy sobering friends!

8 thoughts on “China Lights Festival

  1. Thank you for the light show. For brightening up my gray and dreary winter’s evening. I trust you and the little one are settling in into a nice rhythm together. 🙂

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