CHINA LIGHTS at New Orleans City Park through May 1


Love Christmas in the Oaks? New Orleans City Park has a new light spectacular:

New Orleans City Park presents “China Lights” – now open at the Park’s Botanical Gardens through May 1, 2016. This traveling exhibit has been throughout Europe, and New Orleans is the second stop on a tour of the United States. There are two options for viewing: daytime (with tickets priced $8-$12) and night time (with tickets priced $12=$18). Children under 3 are free and group rates are available.

Read more about the exhibit below, and then check out:

ABOUT: More than 30 extraordinary, blazingly bright silk covered structures fill the Botanical Garden. Picture an incredible glowing dragon 192-feet long or a three-story, lit-from-within pagoda towering high enough to be seen from almost any vantage point. See dozens of dazzlingly colorful lighted displays created at City Park by a team of 100 artisans and technical staff from Sichuan Tianyu, located in Zigong, China. Plus the festival will include Chinese food with New Orleans flair – think muffelatta egg rolls! There is live entertainment each night at 6:30 pm and 8 pm in the large tent. Be sure to visit the Education Exhibit located in the Garden Study Center.

The event is held in the New Orleans Botanical Garden at New Orleans City Park. Enter event through The Tolmas Center at 5 Victory Avenue, New Orleans, 70119.


Botanical Garden featuring China Lights (Daytime)
February 24 through May 1, 2016
10am to 5pm (Last ticket sold at 4pm)
Closed Monday
*$12/person ages 13+
*$8/children ages 3 to 12
*Children under 3 free
*Group (25 people +) $10/person
Tickets must be purchased at the Oscar J. Tolmas Center (5 Victory Avenue). No Friends of City Park discount.
China Lights (Night time):
February 24 through May 1, 2016 (On March 4, three lantern exhibits will be closed until 8 pm.)
Open: Sunday, Tuesday through Thursday: 6pm to 10pm
Friday and Saturday: 6pm to 11pm (Closed Monday)
In the New Orleans Botanical Garden (separate from the Botanical Garden Daytime entrance fee)
*$18/person ages 13+
*$12/children ages 3 to 12
*Children under 3 free
*Group (25 people +) $15/person

Adult tickets may be purchased online and at The Tolmas Center (5 Victory Avenue). Children and group ticket must be purchased in person. Make sure you bring your printed ticket to the event. China Lights tickets are good for any night of the current season that the event is open.

For more information, visit or call (504) 482-4888.

More information and photos – check out this review from Where Y’at Magazine.

If you attend, please share your review/photos on the TangiFamilies Facebook page!


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