Lanterns in the Garden Illuminates Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens for Lunar New Year

Lanterns in the garden 2018

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A festival that will illuminate the night with thousands of beautiful lanterns to help celebrate the Chinese New Year is coming to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens. The festival, known asย Lanterns in the Garden is an annual event with themed lanterns, fun activities, and delicious food!

The memorable spectacle will take place over three weekends in February and March, starting on Friday, February 16, 2018. Youโ€™re invited to the garden to take a trip back in time to enjoy an authentic & traditional YUAN XIAO festival.

If you are not familiar with YUAN XIAO, the name comes from first month of the Chinese Lunar month (YUAN), and night (XIAO). During this time, families together go out holding lanterns and enjoy the moon. They also like to solve riddles, play with fire crackers and also eat YUAN XIAO (rice ball)—a traditional Chinese desert.

The Vancouver lantern festival marks the end of the New Year celebrations and also the first full moon day in the Lunar Calendar, which symbolizes the coming spring.

Prepare to be dazzled at the event, which will feature themed lanterns that are handmade by Chinese and local artists, as well as interactive activities including a photobooth, square dancing, DIY lantern making, and wish making crafts.

Lanterns in the garden 2018

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If you get hungry from wandering the magnificent displays, there will also be a food yard filled with freshly made festive delicacies including roasted chestnuts, pork buns, Chinese style pancakes, and YUAN XIAO rice balls.

Last year, Lanterns in the Garden attracted more than 4,000 attendees and this year it will be even bigger! Tickets are currently on sale online and cost $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for children and seniors, and $45.00 for a family package.

Lanterns in the Garden is sure to be a feast for the senses and it is a unique experience not to be missed! The festival will run on Friday and Saturday nights from February 16, 2018 until March 4, 2018.

Lantern Garden Fest

Traditional lanterns at LunarFest. Photo credit: CIBC LunarFest

Lanterns in the Garden Quick Details

Dates: Feb 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, March 2, 3, 4

Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Location: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Gardens

Admission: $12 – $15

Website:ย www.lanternsinthegarden.com

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2 Responses to Lanterns in the Garden Illuminates Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens for Lunar New Year

  1. Kami

    Why does everything cost so much? High admission fees make it impossible for many families to attend local events. This us another one we will have to miss! ๐Ÿ˜ข

    • Tiffany

      Thereโ€™s a similar event at Oakridge mall and itโ€™s free.