Chinese Lantern Festival

Explore the Pomona Fairplex when you experience the Chinese Lantern Festival!

Date: December 19th 2019 – January 5th 2020

Location: 1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768 (Fairplex)

Mins away from hotel: 35 mins

Time: 5:30pm-10pm (Late admission @ 9:20pm)

Prices: $15.50-$63

Chinese lanterns started out of necessity for lighting and over time became a delicate art form. Today, a variety of different materials and colors are used to make the extravagant lantern exhibit you experience at the Chinese Lantern Festival. This is a great place to celebrate the creativity that goes into making Chinese lanterns.

The theme this year is “Blooming Seasons”, emphasizing nature and animals throughout the illuminations. You can also enjoy lantern displays, a 100-yard-long Ceramic Chinese Dragon, seasons in the Amazon Jungle, animals, insects, reptiles, exotic trees and plants. Children can also ride the Mythical Creature. Indulge in food, drinks, Chinese fold musical concerts, traditional dance shows, lantern Santa Claus, folk art souvenir booths and more.

You can also experience the art of Chinese lantern making with modern materials and eco-friendly colored LED light bulbs. Other activities include: traditional concert instruments, paper cuttings, sugar painting and Chinese embroidery.

Things to remember

  • Arrive early to get the full lantern transition and effect
  • Check out the event times so you don’t miss them
  • Dress appropriately for the weather
  • Wear comfortable shoes since the exhibit requires a bit of walking
  • If you have any questions, ask the staff

Paid parking is $12 at Gate 17 on Fairplex Drive

Tickets can be purchased here!