NC Chinese Lantern Festival 2018 Koka Booth Amphitheatre
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NC Chinese Lantern Festival 2018 Koka Booth Amphitheatre
NC Chinese Lantern Festival 2018 +1431 fire icon
$15  .  Fri, November 23rd – Sun, January 13th

NC Chinese Lantern Festival 2018 +1431 fire icon

$15  .  Fri, November 23rd – Sun, January 13th

With 20 displays, each comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights, an evening stroll through the NC Chinese Lantern Festival in Cary might just blow your mind.

By Chelsea Pieroni


Cary's Booth Amphitheatre will once again be transformed into a magnificent setting when the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival returns this holiday season. The seven-week event will run November 23rd, 2018 through January 13th, 2019.


Tips on planning your visit

Patrons will walk through the venue to observe the lanterns. Plan for 45-75 minutes to view all light displays and enjoy the live cultural performances. Total walk through is approximately ½ mile.

There will be limited seating on the crescent deck for those that want to relax and take in the view!

Venue food/beverage stands will be open selling holiday treats and beverages on the Crescent Deck.

Please note, the venue is not able to provide wheelchairs for patrons at this event, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Pets are not allowed.

Cultural performances will take place on the stage several times throughout the evening, weather permitting.

Parking is free of charge.



Friday, November 23, 2018 – Sunday, January 13, 2019

(Closed Mondays, except Dec 24 & 31)



Monday: CLOSED

(Please note the event will be OPEN Monday December 24 & 31 6:00pm-10:00pm)

Tuesday - Sunday evenings: 6pm-10pm



Date specific tickets will go on sale on August 3rd at 12:00pm!



Discounts are ONLY available on SELECT nights.



Discount tickets are $12.00 for:

Seniors 55+

College students with ID

Members of the military with ID

No discounts are available on Friday, Saturday & Holidays nights.

(Holidays are December 24, 25, 31 & January 1)



Groups of 20 or more: Contact Jessica at VIP@RPRK.COM.

Group ticket must be purchased in advance through Jessica to receive the discount and are not available the night of the event.

Group discounts not available on the night of the event.

Group Discount only offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday nights.

(Discounts are not offered Dec 14-Jan 1)



To purchase online go to

To purchase tickets over the phone, call ETIX at 1-800-514-3849

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Venue Box office. CLICK here for Box Office Hours.




The event will go on Rain or Shine HOWEVER please visit our website or social media in the case of extreme weather conditions and/or slippery road or surface conditions.


Patron safety is our top priority so in the best interest of our patrons, we may decide to close on nights we feel walking conditions are unsafe.



Accessible parking is available on a first come first served basis with proper hangtag/license plates.


*Please Note: We are unable to provide Wheel Chairs for patrons to use. You may bring your own wheel chair or scooter in with you. The venue walkways are paved and are wheel chair accessible.



Parking will be free of charge in venue owned lots.



Venue Concession Stands will be open selling a variety of food, beverages & Holiday Treats on the Crescent deck.



1 Factory Sealed Bottled Water per person

Rain Coats & Ponchos


Small Backpacks/Purses








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Koka Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Pkwy
Cary, NC 27518
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Friday, November 23rd – Sunday, January 13th
6:00p - 10:00p

Sunday 6:00p - 10:00p
Monday Closed
Tuesday 6:00p - 10:00p
Wednesday 6:00p - 10:00p
Thursday 6:00p - 10:00p
Friday 6:00p - 10:00p
Saturday 6:00p - 10:00p
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