This Chinese garden in Vancouver is having a magical lantern festival

Jan 8 2018, 11:18 pm

Vancouverites, get ready for one of the most magical light spectacles of the season.

A stunning folktale-themed light festival, Le Homes: Lanterns in the Garden, will be taking over the city’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden for three magical weekends, starting Friday, February 16.

On-site lanterns will vividly illustrate the most classical figures and myths stories in Chinese culture, making the garden a land of fairytales, fantasies, and dreams.

The celebration is taking place during the YUAN XIAO Festival which marks the end of Chinese New Year celebrations and also the first full moon day in the lunar calendar – a tradition that started more than 2,000 years ago.

Prepare to be taken back in time on an authentic journey as you see the special display of theme lanterns which have been specially made and designed by artists in China.

Tons of activities will guarantee that you have a fantastic time in the garden: Riddle-Solving, Lantern-Making, Face-Painting, Calligraphy, Sugar-Painting and so on will fill your pockets with special prizes and souvenirs! Live performances including dancing, opera, and instruments will light up the garden with music and arts.

Meanwhile, a FOOD yard filled with freshly-made festive Asian delicacies including YUAN XIAO (rice balls with sweet fillings inside) will warm up your tummies while you have a great time.

As well as this, there’s going to be a series documentaries about Chinese intangible cultural heritage for you to watch on-site, and guest artists will be also be showcasing their talents live.

Staff behind the non-profit Le Homes: Lanterns in the Garden will also be preparing a series of mysterious gifts and prizes from Via Rail, Evo Free Drive, Mott 32 and more! Make sure you stay on top of their social media accounts to be the first to know.

Last year, Lanterns in the Garden attracted more than 4,000 attendees and this year it’s set to be even bigger. After all, it’s the perfect place to take a magical winter selfie with your loved ones!

Early bird tickets are on sale until January 31 costing $12 for adults, $9 for children (six to 15), $9 for seniors, and $35 for a family package (two adults and three children under 15). Snap up yours via Lanterns in the Garden soon to avoid disappointment.

For more information visit Lanterns in the Garden.

Le Homes: Lanterns in the Garden


  • February 16 to 17, (Friday and Saturday)
  • February 23 to 25, (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)
  • March 2 to 4, (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)

Time: 5 to 10 pm
Where: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – 578 Carrall Street
Price: Early bird tickets until January 31; $12 for adults, $9 for children (six to 15), $9 for seniors, $35 for a family package (two adults and three children under 15) – Available via Lanterns in the Garden

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