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PHOTOS: Spectacular images from City Park's China Lights

An amazing dragon is one of the main attractions at City Park's China Lights display. (FOX 8) An amazing dragon is one of the main attractions at City Park's China Lights display. (FOX 8)
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It is with excitement that New Orleans City Park invites you to join in an extraordinary new opportunity for our community. It’s an event that will appeal to everyone. Locals will love it, families will embrace it, and visitors will come to New Orleans to experience it. Like never before, the New Orleans Botanical Garden inside City Park will be transformed.

More than 30 extraordinary, blazingly bright silk covered structures will fill the Botanical Garden. Picture an incredible glowing dragon 130-feet long or a three-story, lit-from-within pagoda towering high enough to be seen from almost any vantage point. The festival will include live entertainment and Chinese food with New Orleans flair – think muffelatta egg rolls!

Live entertainment each night at 6:30 pm and 8 pm in the large tent. See dozens of dazzlingly colorful lighted displays created at City Park by a team of artisans and technical staff from Sichuan Tianyu, located in Zigong, China.

The event runs Feb. 23 through May 1  in the New Orleans Botanical Garden. Enter event through The Tolmas Center at 5 Victory Avenue.

Botanical Garden featuring China Lights (Daytime)

  • Feb, 23 through May 1
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Last ticket sold at 4 p.m.)
  • Closed Monday
  • $12/person ages 13+
  • $8/children ages 3 to 12
  • Children under 3 free
  • Group (25 people +) $10/person

Tickets must be purchased at the Oscar J. Tolmas Center (5 Victory Avenue). No Friends of City Park discount.

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China Lights (Night time):

  • Feb. 23 through May 1
  • Open: Sunday, Tuesday through Thursday: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Closed Monday)
  • In the New Orleans Botanical Garden (separate from the Botanical Garden Daytime entrance fee)
  • $18/person ages 13+
  • $12/children ages 3 to 12
  • Children under 3 free
  • Group (25 people +) $15/person

Adult tickets may be purchased online and at The Tolmas Center (5 Victory Avenue). No Friends of City Park discount. Bring your printed ticket to the event.

Group and Children tickets may be purchased at the Tolmas Center. Group and Children tickets may not be purchased online.

China Lights tickets are good for any night of the current season that the event is open. There is no refund due to rain, power outages, and other unforeseen conditions.

For more information please visit CityParkPresentsChinaLights.com or call 482-4888.

On March 4th three lantern exhibits will be closed until 8 p.m.

Please be sure to print tickets and bring them to the event to be presented at the admission gate. 

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