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The Lantern Light Festival

November 29, 2018 - January 20, 2019
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Open Nightly at 5pm Until January 6
January 10-20 open Thursday through Sunday at 5pm. See schedule below for details.
Date: 11/30/2018 – 01/20/2019
Time: Thurs & Sun. 5pm – 10pm; Fri. & Sat. 5pm – 11pm
Parking: $10

Ticket prices range from $18 to $23, with activity packages and group pricing available.
Questions? Call (651) 504-2000 or visit www.lanternlightfestival.com

A Little Bit of China is coming to the Alameda County Fairgrounds! If a great evening for you includes a new cultural experience, giant works of art, dazzling lights, and fun for the whole family, do not miss the Lantern Light Festival. Using a craft handed down from family to family for over 2,000 years, a team of thirty artisans from Zigong, China has transformed the Alameda County Fairgrounds into a nighttime spectacular of light and color.
Each hand-crafted lantern is made of sculpted steel frames filled with LED lights, and covered with brilliantly colored silk-like fabric. The results appear as three-dimensional stained-glass sculptures. Attendees will see hundreds of lanterns in a kaleidoscope of colors, shapes, and themes, including a 400-foot long Dragon, a giant Panda, lantern tunnels, flowers and dolphins.
While the massive Chinese lanterns are the stars of the event, the Lantern Light Festival has something for everyone. See Chinese acrobats and artisans creating unique souvenirs. Watch your children navigate the Forbidden City Maze,
find hidden gems, or ride on the back of a lion. And make sure to visit the Wishing Tree, another ancient Chinese tradition, and ask for good fortune!

Various food vendors and refreshments are available on site.


Start: November 29, 2018
End: January 20, 2019
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Venue Name: Alameda County Fairgrounds
Address: Gate 8 or Gate 12 Corner of Bernal and, Valley Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566
Pleasanton, CA 94566 United States

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Organizer Name: Lantern Light Festival
Phone: (651) 504-2000