Atlanta Chinese Lantern Festival
December 9th 2016 through January 15th 2017
@ Centennial Olympic Park
Continuing to celebrate Centennial Olympic Park’s 20th anniversary, the Georgia World Congress Center Authority is lighting up Downtown Atlanta’s crown jewel with a new event; the Southeast’s first-ever Chinese Lantern Festival.
South Park, including the Southern Company Amphitheater, will be illuminated with 25 decorative lanterns, handcrafted giant flowers, a three-story pagoda and a 200-foot-long Chinese dragon. All creations are constructed by artisans from China to make the Park come alive each night. Craftsmen will set up in booths at different sections to create everything from edible sugar dragons to Chinese paintings. The festival also promises nightly entertainment inside the festival, featuring acrobatics, dancers, theatre, and more.