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Vancouver Chinese Lantern Festival: Win Tickets

Thursday, December 14th, 2017 — 12:43pm PDT
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This winter the Vancouver Chinese Lantern Festival, the largest festival of its kind in Canada, will feature 35 illuminated displays transforming over 14 acres of the PNE grounds at Hastings Park into an explosion of light and colours.

Vancouver Chinese Lantern Festival

Vancouver Chinese Lantern Festival

Where: PNE Grounds, enter off the corner of Hastings and Renfrew
Dates: December 15, 2017 (closed Christmas Day) until January 21, 2018
Times: Friday to Saturday 5:00pm to 11:00pm, Sunday to Thursday 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Tickets: Available online now through TicketLeader. Children under 3 years old are free. Group Rates available for groups of 10 and more, call 604-252-3663 for more info.

Lantern festivals started during the Han Dynasty, about 2,000 years ago. For centuries, lanterns festivals have been lit on the fifteenth day of the first month in the Chinese calendar to pray for a good harvest, and to gain favor of Taiyi, god of heaven. Today, the lantern festivals are still held each year around the country, with each major Chinese city having its own light festival. In ancient times, the lanterns were fairly simple, and only the emperor and noblemen had large ornate ones.

In modern times, lanterns have been embellished with many complex designs such as the ones that will be on display at the PNE. Zigong, hometown of the Lantern Festival, has some of the best lantern artisans in China where skills and a tradition of craftsmanship are passed down through the generations. The Vancouver event will feature Dragon, White Pagoda, Kylin, and Huabiao Column lanterns, each lantern symbolizing a Chinese sage or legend.

Vancouver Chinese Lantern Festival

In addition to the lantern displays, the festival will also include nightly performances in the PNE Amphitheatre: 6:30pm & 8:30pm on Sundays through Thursdays and 6:30pm, 8:30pm & 9:30pm on Fridays & Saturdays. Featuring Face Changing, Acrobatics, Plate Spinners, Folk Dance, Jar Balancing and Erhu. These exciting performances are family friendly, and are sure to wow. The lantern festival will also feature a food and beverage program and additional children’s activities.

Win Tickets

I have a family pack of admission tickets (two adults and two children valued at $55) for the debut of the world-renowned Vancouver Chinese Lantern Festival. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.

Update The winner is Claudia Andrews!

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  1. Christophe says:

    Me me me!

  2. Sonja says:

    Would love to see this…

  3. Leanne S says:

    This is very near my place! I’d love to go.

  4. Luc says:

    Let there be light!

  5. Steve says:

    Looks like a great addition to the annual festive activities!

  6. Laura says:

    We would love to check this out! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Susannah says:

    I’d love to go there

  8. Jason B says:

    This would be great to check out.

  9. Anika says:

    This looks amazing! I hope I win! (It would be nice, but I’ll be going anyways)

  10. Dannielle Naidu says:

    I would love to check this out ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. David D says:

    Nice to bring the family to see it.

  12. wen says:

    It is lantern time of the year

  13. Jazzy says:

    My family and I would love to go!

  14. Rachel says:

    This is so cool!

  15. Shannon says:

    Would love to take my mom and grandmother!

  16. Neena says:

    May your days be filled with light

  17. Lor says:

    Looks like a fun event!

  18. Karen says:

    This would be awesome!

  19. Angela says:

    I would love to see this!

  20. Shelley Butcher says:

    This looks amazing!I would love to go with my family. ๐Ÿฎ

  21. Greg L. says:

    great chance to make some nice photos

  22. Jeff Grierson says:

    Whoa. Neat

  23. Kam says:

    This looks amazing!

  24. behzad says:

    Thank you for such an amazing gift

  25. Andy Yan says:

    Love to see Lantern festivals

  26. Sunshine H says:

    This looks like such a neat event!

  27. Claire says:

    Seems like a fun outing. Thanks for sharing

  28. Hadley says:

    I walk by this every day on my way to work. I’d like to check it out.

  29. Lisa Nguyen says:

    Would love to go see this. Please pick me!

  30. Virginia S says:

    This will make a perfect family day.

  31. Karen says:

    Would love to take family from out of town who has never seen anything like this before! ๐Ÿฎ

  32. Kirsten Fisher says:

    I would love to see this!

  33. Elisse says:

    This would be great to check out!

  34. Teagan says:

    I would love to go see this!

  35. Nancy Martin says:

    Sounds amazing!
    Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„

  36. Kristy says:

    This event sounds wonderful!

  37. Becky says:

    Chinese New Year fun!

  38. Alex says:

    Sounds fun

  39. Wes says:

    Shine on little lanterns!

  40. Andrea says:

    This sounds like a good time!

  41. Rob says:

    Sounds like a wonderfully illuminating event ๐Ÿ˜‰

  42. Tara says:

    Love to go!

  43. Sandra Pink says:

    The TV Commercial looked fabulous… I would love to go~!

  44. Denise says:

    This looks really cool!

  45. Vanessa says:

    Sounds amazing

  46. Tina says:

    Please pick me!

  47. Tracy says:

    Would love to check this out!

  48. Stephanie says:

    Would love to go!

  49. selina says:

    i would love to take my parents to this! think they would really enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. Valerie says:

    Thanks for the chance

  51. GC says:

    This’ll be a really fun holiday event

  52. Amy Leung says:

    I’d really like to look at the lanterns and catch an acrobatic show!

  53. K says:

    Would love the tickets.

  54. Carol says:

    We would love the opportunity to go.

  55. Cheuk Lau says:

    lovely festival

    love to go

  56. neena says:

    oh what fun

  57. Shells says:

    OMG i wanna go!

  58. Sheena says:

    Omg this would be awesome to win!!!

  59. Katie Lawrence says:

    This would be a great family activity โ˜บ๏ธ

  60. Milynne says:

    Would love to go see this!

  61. Bev says:

    Wow, I would love to experience these amazing lantern displays and stage shows. So unique..would be a wonderful experience!

  62. Karoline says:

    My kids would love it

  63. Sherrie says:

    This is beautiful, I would love to see it!

  64. Jeff Grierson says:

    I want to go to there

  65. Pam Raymond says:

    My parents are coming all the way from Newfoundland for Christmas. They would love to see this. Thanks.

  66. Anji says:

    Please pick me!

  67. Jenny says:

    Yes please!

  68. Sean says:

    Would love to win this!

  69. heidi clarkson says:

    A great family event!

  70. Gordon says:

    Looks great!

  71. Justine says:

    Looks awesome!

  72. Jen says:

    Wow this is pretty cool! I didn’t even know about this event.

  73. Jason says:

    This is amazing. Sounds like a lot of fun

  74. Kerry says:

    So pretty!

  75. Cathy says:

    Would love to share with my family

  76. Jennifer says:

    I would love to win! I have not been able to do anything fun with my family in a very long time so this would be perfect for a rare night I have off

  77. Corey says:

    Pick me please!

  78. Gail says:

    Would love to take my mom.

  79. Cecilia says:

    Amazing prize!

  80. Chloe says:

    Would love to go!

  81. Joshua says:

    I would love to be able to take my family to this enchanted event!

  82. Vince says:

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  83. Lurdes says:

    Would be so awesome to win!

  84. Jeannine says:

    What a great family outing! We would love to go!

  85. Elaine Davies says:

    Fabulous, love to take our family to see the lanterns at Christmas โค๏ธ

  86. Robyn says:

    Would love to go!

  87. Fayeza says:

    It’s very exciting

  88. dane says:

    NYE plan

  89. Jeff says:

    Would love to check this out!

  90. Teresa K says:

    I’d love to win.

  91. Susan says:

    My mix culture family of 4 would love a chance to see this spectacular show.
    Merry Christmas

  92. wen says:

    sounds lovely! thanks!

  93. Lisa says:

    Looks amazing

  94. Angela Polinsky says:

    Would love to win these tickets!

  95. Karla says:

    Cool event! My daughter would love it!

  96. Janice F says:

    Yes pls!

  97. Nicole S says:

    I hope I win!

  98. Fran says:

    Would be great to take my family to this๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  99. Grace Yan says:

    Would love to compare this with the lanterns I saw in Taiwan 30+ years ago!

  100. Dorothy L says:

    Thanks for offering! It would be nice to go with my family ๐Ÿ™‚

  101. Rita says:

    I would love to win these!!! And take my family๐Ÿ˜Š

  102. George Arnao says:

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  103. Des says:

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  104. Tiffany Dinh says:

    Iโ€™d love to go! Itโ€™d be a very different, unique experience from all the other Christmas light events.

  105. Grace says:

    Looks gorgeous!

  106. Shannon says:

    Would love to attend

  107. Vicki says:

    Sounds like a lot of fun. Would love to go!

  108. marilyn says:

    looks fantastic!

  109. Amy Cross says:

    This would really cheer up my family since we been going thru a lot. Thank you and merry Christmas.

  110. Jeanne says:

    Sounds like a fun family outing

  111. Laura M. says:

    Excited to see this!

  112. Melissa b says:

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  113. Steph โ˜บ๏ธ says:

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  114. Alan Huang says:

    can’t wait!!!!!

  115. Jamie Lewin says:

    It would be an evening of bliss & harmony for me!

  116. Kaylee Wolfram says:

    Thanks for putting this on! Would be amazing to take the old man. Good luck everyone!

  117. Eleonora says:

    Light displays look amazing, I will put this to my Christmas to do list and they run till January 21!

  118. Marina says:

    Would love to take the kids!

  119. Would LOVE, LOVE, Love to see this! Totally awesome prize and thanks for the chance

  120. Sandra Pink says:

    Light up my holidays with some tickets!

  121. Steve Lau says:

    Looks fun

  122. Nina says:

    Perfect for Mommy & Munchkins Day!

  123. Mary Yu says:

    would love to win

  124. ariel c says:

    looks like fun!

  125. adam steele says:

    great prize!

  126. marissa says:

    thanks for doing this!

  127. Cheuk Lau says:

    great Christmas gift

    Merry Christmas everyone

  128. Kirsten says:

    I would love to check this out!

  129. Meg McAloney says:

    This display looks so beautiful!

  130. Stephanie says:

    Never been to this!!

  131. Lisa says:

    We heard about your Chinese Latern Festival coming to Vancouver B.C. Canada a few months ago. Would LOVE to win tickets for our family of 6 to enjoy a fun evening family time together! Thank You Kindly

  132. Brittany Roche says:

    This looks great ๐Ÿ™‚

  133. ho chan says:

    haven’t been to this, looks fun

  134. Samantha says:

    This would be amazing!

  135. sandhya says:

    love to win and attend

  136. Would like very much to attend this one. Thanks!

  137. brian sokoloski says:

    LOVE A GOOD light show anywhere with family and cousins and neighbours

  138. Narceli says:

    Yes, please! Thank you!

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