China Lights Las Vegas is coming to the Craig Ranch. The Lantern Festival will bring hundreds of larger-than-life, fully-illuminated, lanterns, as well as Chinese cultural performances and special handicrafts to Las Vegas for six weeks from Jan. 19th to Feb. 25th.
For nearly 2,000 years, the Chinese New Year has been celebrated with lanterns and this family-friendly festival is making its first ever stop in Las Vegas! There will be a Chinese New Year Celebration on Feb. 16th 2018 with special activities in the festival.
Presented by Tianyu Arts & Culture, Inc
China Lights Las Vegas will light up the Ranch with 39 larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.
In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, special weekend events, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.
Tuesday to Thursday: 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm
Friday to Sunday 6:30 pm, 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm
Performances are included in festival admission.
What is the China Lights Event?
China Lights is an event that celebrates the art, skill, and beauty of traditional Chinese lantern festivals that have been celebrated for the last 400 years. This has been accomplished through an almost two month long building process where about 50 exhibits, made of more than 1,000 components, are welded together, covered with colored silk, and then hand painted. These displays are then illuminated with LED lighting to complete the amazing visual experience. The show site is approximately 3/4 of a mile and does include some steps and uneven surfaces. We recommend 2-3 hours to experience the entire exhibition.
Where can I purchase tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online and at the box office at the festival.
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/or other unforeseen conditions. In the unlikely event of a weather-caused cancellation, patrons on the grounds will be given rain checks for a subsequent show.
Where is China Lights being held?
China Lights Las Vegas is being held at the Craig Ranch Regional Park, at 628 Craig Rd., North Las Vegas, NV 89032. See location details.
What are the hours of the China Lights Event?
China Lights is open Tuesday through Sunday, 5:30-10:00PM. (Closed on Mondays)
The last onsite box office ticket will be sold at 9:00PM. VIP Ticket holders are afforded early admission at 5:00PM.
What are the ticket options and prices?
Adults: $20 (ages 18-59) valid all performances except February 16th.*
Youth: $12.00 (ages 5-17) valid all performances except February 16th.*
Infants under 5 years old: Free
Seniors: $12.00 (ages 60+) valid all performances except February 16th.*
SEASON PASS: $50.00 unlimited admission - valid all performances except February 16th.*
VIP PASS: $30.00 - includes early entry at 5PM, mobile device guide, collector fan, VIP show seats, private tour at 5:15PM, 6:15PM parade participation, private marking with express access. - valid all performances except February 16th.*
*denotes a $10 surcharge on February 16th only.
What are the admission policies of the China Lights event?
Persons presenting a ticket assume all risks incidental to the event. 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/or other unforeseen conditions. There are no refunds for unused tickets. In the unlikely event of a weather-caused cancellation, patrons on the grounds will be given rain checks for subsequent shows.
Photography of the displays and performances is allowed but please do not touch, climb on, or go over rope lines around displays. By attending the event, you give permission to have your image and/or likeness reproduced for promotional and/or advertising purposes and/or by the media in print or digital formats.
These items are not allowed into China Lights: carry-in food or beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), illegal drugs and controlled substances, weapons or objects that could be used as weapons, outside brochures or pamphlets, pets/animals (except for service animals), lawn chairs, skateboards or skates, kites, frisbees, or other carry-ins as determined by management.
Outside vendors are not allowed into China Lights or on the City of Las Vegas Park property without a valid permit.
China Lights Officials reserve the right to eject any person violating any law, rule, or policy.
How close can we get to the displays?
Guests may get near displays, but please do not touch, climb on, or go over rope lines around displays. We want to reduce wear and tear as much as possible.
Can I photograph the displays?
Absolutely! Guests may take photos, but please do not touch, climb on, or go over rope lines around displays. Due to the large volume of people only monopods are allowed until 9:30 p.m. each night. After 9:30 p.m. you would be welcome to use a tripod. Keep in mind the show does close at 10:00 p.m.
Are there any special promotions?
Opening Weekend (1.19-1.21) FREE "Dragon" key chain for the first 5,000 guests.
Chinese New Years Week: (2.16-2.22) FREE "Red Envelope for the first 10,000 guests.
Chinese New Years Celebration: (2.16) Artistic Chinese fireworks, free gift, food specials.
Are there any special events?
In addition to the nightly events, each weekend there will be a new and exciting event.
January 19-21: "Opening Weekend" includes opening ceremony, giveaways, parades, tours.
January 26-28: "Asian Culture Weekend" includes cooking demonstrations, contests, and food specials.
February 2-4: "Chinese Cultural Weekend" includes videos, lectures, and demonstrations.
February 9-11: "Asian Culture Weekend" featuring Asian acts and Asian food.
February 16-22: "Chinese New Year" celebrating the New Year with parades, additional displays, gifts and fireworks.
February 23-25: "Closing Weekend" where we hold our closing ceremony with giveaways and prizes.
When are the stage performances?
Stage performances between Tuesday-Sunday are held at 6:30PM and 8PM. Parade starts at 6:15PM.
There is an additional stage performance Friday-Sunday at 9PM.
Where can I park for the China Lights Event?
Free parking is included with all tickets. Follow the signs to gain access to the free parking areas. Free parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. Lots fill quickly! VIP ticket holders will have access to express parking entry and exit. VIP tickets must be purchased in advance online. Follow the signs to gain access to VIP parking.
When and where is the nightly parade?
Nightly at approximately 6:15PM members of the entertainment staff and VIP ticket holders will participate in a Lion Parade Procession through the audience around the stage area. The procession ends up at the main stage for the first performance of the night.
Is this an indoor or outdoor event?
This is an outdoor event - rain, snow or shine. Please check current weather conditions for your visit and dress appropriately. In the unlikely event of a weather caused cancellation, patrons with the show grounds will be given rain checks for a subsequent show. **Severe weather ( i.e. lighting, flooding, etc.) will require us to close for safety**
Do you allow animals?
For the enjoyment of all those attending this event, we do not allow animals except for registered service animals.
Can I smoke onsite?
This event is a smoke-free event. No smoking of any kind will be allowed. This includes vaping.
What do you do with the lanterns after the show?
The lanterns are taken apart by the Chinese artisans and technicians. Then they are carefully packed to move to the next show site to be rebuilt and refreshed. They are not available for purchase.
Where is parking for people with disabilities?
We will have limited parking spaces near the front gate to the show available at a free, first-come, first-served basis with state-issued disabled parking or disabled Veteran parking license plates, or the state-issued disabled parking identification card.
How accessible is the China Lights Event?
The show does not have wheelchairs available for rent. the show is approximately 3/4 of a mile and visitors are advised to walk on the paved path is walking friendly for people of all ages and wheelchairs. All displays can be viewed from the paths. Multiple vantage points are available for some displays.
Do you have a lost and found?
The lost and found is operated in the box office or you may call the injury number, 888-484-2698 in the day time.
Tickets are available online or at the door. We highly recommend buying tickets online in advance.
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China Lights Las Vegas @ Craig Ranch Regional Park
628 Craig Rd.
North Las Vegas, NV 889032
Location & Parking
China Lights Las Vegas will be held at Craig Ranch Regional Park, 628 Craig Rd. North Las Vegas, NV. 89032. General admission ticket holders entrance on W. Craig Rd and follow signs to reach general free parking area and ticket booth.
VIP ticket holders take entrance on W. Lone Mountain Rd. for express entrance and exit.