North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival-Cary

  • Dates: November 18, 2022 - January 8, 2023
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Venue: Koka Booth Amphitheatre
  • Location: Cary
  • Address: 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518
  • Phone: 919.462.2025
  • Times: Mon.-Sun., 6-10pm; performances: 7pm, 8pm and 9pm, nightly
  • Admission: Check website for pricing; Kids (2 and under) Free


The Raleigh area’s most spectacular holiday tradition is back! Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre will once again serve as the home of the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival when it returns this winter for an eighth year.  

The renderings have been approved and Chinese artisans are busy crafting more than 40 all-new displays, each one comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights. These larger-than-life lanterns will captivate visitors with their amazing craftsmanship and artistic beauty. Cultural arts performances will take place each night on the main stage.

Last year, more than 200,000 visitors attended the seven-week festival!