Mark your calendar! China Lights will return to Boerner Botanical Gardens in September

HALES CORNERS -- China Lights will return to Boerner Botanical Gardens from Sept. 13 to Oct. 20, 2019.

According to a press release, China Lights: Treasures of China will be 95% new, featuring cultural gems recreated as lantern displays. The handmade displays range from three-feet to three-stories high. The festival will also include an expanded interactive exhibit area, two stages for Asian folk-culture performances, a marketplace, two dining areas and vendors offering a variety of Asian and Western menu options.

Now in its fourth year, the wildly popular China Lights has drawn visitors from 44 states and Washington, DC. More than 100,000 visitors have attended the show annually.

Online ticket sales will launch on Aug. 8 at 10:08 a.m. as a nod to the number eight’s association with good fortune in Chinese culture.

Festival hours will be 5:30 p.m. to –10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday from Sept. 13 to Oct. 20. Admission tickets will be valid any night of the regular 2019 schedule. In addition to regular admission tickets, a limited number of exclusive preview tickets, VIP packages and season passes will be available for purchase. Complimentary parking will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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