New York State Chinese Lantern Festival will light up Syracuse in 2018!

Syracuse, N.Y. (Jan. 15, 2018) The New York State Chinese Lantern Festival will be held May 25 through July 1, 2018 at the New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse, New York 13209.
Visitors will stroll along a path surrounded by all new lighted lantern sculptures – dazzling works of art that light up the night – and enjoy live performances, food and drink as well as watch artisans perfecting their crafts available for purchase.
This year’s event will have and indoor and outdoor component. It will be held in the International Building and the State Park at the Fair. “This is a feast of lights and color at a time when the weather in Upstate New York begins to change,” said Annette Peters, Vice President of Marketing, Advance Media New York. “It’s a perfect addition to the cultural fabric of our community,” she said.
The Lantern Festival will be open every day but Mondays and includes two 30-minute entertainment shows focusing on Chinese culture, featuring Chinese dancers, acrobats, face changers and musicians.  These performers have decades of experience and offer a glimpse of Chinese stage culture. Some traditional Chinese performances include: jar balancing, kicking bowls on a rolling board, face-changing, martial arts, and diabolo.
Tianyu Arts & Culture, Inc. is the American branch of industrial design company Sichuan Tianyu headquartered in Zigong, China, perhaps most familiar to Americans as the design team behind several set pieces for the James Bond film Skyfall. Tianyu Arts & Culture produce and organize lantern shows in China, Europe, Australia and the United States.
The sculptural components will be created on-site by more than 20 artists from China. Welded metal frames covered in fabric will emerge as flowers, peacocks, cranes, butterflies, archways. The sculptures are LED-lit-from-within lanterns.
“Visitors will explore both the ancient culture of China while learning about the Chinese traditions of today by taking a walking interactive tour of breathtaking displays,” organizers said.
Hours: Tuesdays – Thursdays 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Sundays 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Closed Mondays.
Admission prices: Adults $15.50 online, $16 at the gate; Senior Citizens $14 online, $14.50 at the gate; Children 5-16 $12.50 online, $13 af the gate; Children under 5 year are free. All prices include tax and service fees. Tickets are on sale now at
For more information, please visit: or call 315-470-0000.

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