Do not miss the returning Chinese Lantern Festival, bringing 25 amazing and HUGE lanterns to Centennial Olympic Park for the winter.
New to this year’s festival are interactive lanterns that visitors can touch and experience up close. The festival also promises nightly entertainment, including acrobatics, dancers, theatrical performances, and more.
The Southeast’s first-ever Chinese Lantern Festival kicks off Nov 22 and runs through Jan. 5, from 6p.m. -11p.m. each night.
25 decorative lanterns, handcrafted giant flowers, a three-story pagoda and a 200-foot-long Chinese dragon will deck the South Park area including the amphitheater. All of the colorful creations featured in the Chinese Lantern Festival are constructed by artisans from China and will make the Park come alive each night.
Craftsmen will be stationed at booths throughout the Park to create items ranging from edible sugar dragons to Chinese paintings. The festival also promises nightly live entertainment, including acrobatics, dancers, theatre, and more. Get your tickets here.
2019 will also include the Atlanta ChristKindl Market– A celebration of German culture featuring traditional products such as ornaments, toys, and decorations, culinary delights, and entertainment!
“We are pleased to host the Chinese Lantern Festival as it perfectly complements our other holiday programs. Centennial Olympic Park is continuously striving to add new features that serve the interests of the community and we believe the Chinese Lantern Festival will be a favorite attraction this holiday season,” said Joe Bocherer, GWCCA’s Chief Commercial Officer.
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