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Chinese Lantern Festival

Will Light Up The Night

at Huntsville, Alabama

Beginning March 20th —
May 19th, 2019

Open Wednesdays Through Sundays.


Gates Open

5:30 p.m - 9:30 p.m.

Last admission at 9:00 p.m.

No pet allowed





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Evening skies will be ablaze with color and light at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Experience an incredible, authentic and amazing larger than life handcrafted lanterns, live entertainment and food. Enjoy elements of culture such as Chinese folk artists demonstrating their ancient crafts, all with the ambiance to reconnect with nature and to create lifelong memories with friends and family. A fully immersive multicultural experience that you will love to enjoy and make new memories. If you’re looking for a unique place to snap a few stunning Instagram worthy photos, then this is the place.

  • Over 1000 Handcrafted Lanterns

  • Live Kung Fu / Chinese Martial Arts Performances 

  • Free Kung Fu coaching on stage with the performers!

  • Dinosaur Rides for children and play area

  • Food Trucks Available 

  • Take home your uniquely hand-crafted keepsake from the mainland Chinese artisan area - wonderful holiday presents!

Celebrate This Year’s Theme – “The Wild” 


Let the wonders of illuminated animals guide you through the Lantern Festival. As you visit each location, the animals change and transport guests to experience from throughout the world.


Witness cheetahs, jumping koi fish, majestic cranes and travel back in time with our dinosaurs. Travel the globe by walking through America, Oceania, Asia, Antarctica, and Africa.


From modest origins of paper and silk, the Chinese lantern has evolved into wondrous shapes and sizes — turquoise and aqua-marine giant jellyfish, brilliant straw-colored and black-spotted cheetahs, glowing orange and green praying mantis, and ladybugs the size of small children.

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