Atlanta Chinese Lantern Festival Lights Up Centennial Park [Video]

Do not miss the inaugural Chinese Lantern Festival, bringing 25 amazing and HUGE lanterns to Centennial Olympic Park for the winter.


The Southeast’s first-ever Chinese Lantern Festival kicks off Dec. 9 and runs through Jan. 15, 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.

foto Fred Ernst

This project is put together by the Centennial Park District, the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, and SkyView Atlanta“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.


In addition to the radiant displays of the Chinese Lantern Festival, attendees are invited to explore other Park and nearby attractions such as the Centennial Olympic Park Ice Rink and Holiday in Lights display, award-winning dining options, and the SkyView Atlanta Ferris wheel (what a great way to get a bird’s eye view of the lanterns!)

Photo and video courtesy of GWCCA.

2 Comments on "Atlanta Chinese Lantern Festival Lights Up Centennial Park [Video]"

  1. do you actually get to light a latern ?

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