China Lights Lantern Festival at Boerner Botanical Gardens celebrates final week

HALES CORNER -- In its final week, the China Lights Lantern Festival at Boerner Botanical Gardens reminds all ticket- holders that their tickets, with the end date of October 30th, are good through the November 6th extension.

China Lights: Boerner Brighter Than Ever is a festival featuring 40 larger-than-life,  lit sculptural lantern displays. It is the first festival of its kind in the Midwest and includes stage performances of folk-culture entertainment, Asian-inspired cuisine, and a bustling marketplace, according to a press release.

Due to overwhelming demand, online ticket sales were suspended last week. On-site advance ticket sales are still available at the Boerner Botanical Gardens Front Desk or Box Office daily, 8:30 a.m. until parking lots are full.

Free shuttle bus service from the Whitnal Park Golf Course paved parking lot to the China Lights entrance will be offered through the end of the festival. Shuttles run every 30 minutes (traffic dependent), from 5:15–10:15 p.m. The lot is located at 6751 S. 92nd St., Franklin, WI 53132.