Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival

at Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus, 43211 United States

From November 17th to January 7th 2018, a celebration of Chinese culture will return to the Ohio Expo Center & State Fairgrounds.

Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival
Ohio State Fairgrounds
Columbus , OH 43211
United States
Contact Phone
P: (888) 484-2698


From November 17th to January 7th 2018, a celebration of Chinese culture will return to the Ohio Expo Center & State Fairgrounds with 33 sets of completely new lanterns! Get ready to experience Columbus in a whole new light with exquisite silk lanterns, traditional performances, and unique Chinese handicraft demonstration! Nightly from 5:00-10:00 PM!


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The DRAGON LIGHTS COLUMBUS will light up the Ohio Expo Center with brand new 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, 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, Sunday: 6:30PM, 8:00PM
Friday and Saturday: 6:30PM, 8:00PM, 9:00 PM
Performances are included in festival admission.
Dragon Lights Columbus brings thrilling entertainment and ancient Chinese culture to life during this 6 week event.
Visitors also get a chance to see how some of the most popular Chinese handicrafts are made at the festival.
Handicraft demonstration this year includes name painting, crystal engraving and aluminum weaving.
Our Chinese performers have decades of experience and offer a glimpse of Chinese stage culture.
Some traditional Chinese acts featured include: face changing, contortionist, Chinese Yo-Yo among others.
Asian and American food is available for purchase in the festival.
We're partnering with various local food vendors to make sure that our festival is not only a feast for your eyes but also for your stomach!
Lantern Food Court and our dinning area is indoor with tables and chairs.
Surrounded by panda lantern displays, visitors can watch real live pandas through real-time cameras in the one and only panda base in the world - Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
Every Tuesday and Wednesday, selected Chinese movies with English subtitles will be played at Panda Theater as well.
Panda Theater is included in the festival admission.
With little effort you can travel back in time!
Time Travel Photo Booth is included in festival admission.