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Dragon Lights Columbus 2018

A magical annual show held in the Ohio Expo Center


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The Chinese lantern festival in Columbus, Ohio, draws huge crowds every winter. This mixture of light, music, art, and entertainment leaves millions of spectators from all over the world in awe. Dragon Lights showcases the ancient culture of China and its modern aesthetics. Every year, the Ohio Chinese lantern festival shows off bigger and brighter displays and a more diverse cultural program. Larger-than-life light displays are created by Chinese artisans from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s center of lantern-making.

The thrilling combination of light, art and entertainment has considerable edicational and aesthetical value. Explore 33 sets of completely new lanterns made with exquisite silk and other traditional materials. Watch some cultural performances and Chinese handicraft demonstrations showcasing China today and in the past. Dragon Lights in Columbus is a fascinating holiday experience!

The Dragon Lights show occurs every night during the holiday season between late November and early January from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. It consists of an outdoor walk-through display of lights, a cultural performance, holiday gift market, and food stalls. General admission is $19 at the door, and you can also opt for the family package for about $50. The show is held at the Natural Resources Park in Ohio Expo Center.

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