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After 3 successful years with over 150,000 annual guests, the iconic Lantern Festival returns! Step into a dazzling world of light with over 1000 Chinese lanterns; all handmade by artisans with decades of experience. A whimsical light display with special activities for kids, couples and families are waiting for you in the American Dream!

The Experience

  • Immersive light display - Winter Lantern Festival New Jersey

    Immersive light display

    Lantern Festival’s unique luminescent light display brings the culture and craftsmanship of traditional Chinese lantern festivals, where contribution is celebration!
  • Tradition Brought to Life - Winter Lantern Festival New Jersey

    Tradition Brought to Life

    Modern LED lights are embellished by traditionally hand-crafted lantern frames made from small pieces of classically made Chinese silk cloth and steel wire. All lanterns are created by artisans, some of which have over 20 years of experience in their trade and bring magical folklorical creatures to life.
  • Enjoy lots of fun activities! - Winter Lantern Festival New Jersey

    Enjoy lots of fun activities!

    Enjoy our unique world of light full of family-fun activities! Become a Chinese expert in crafting and make your own paper lantern! Take pictures with real-life-size dinosaurs and let your kids play with kiddie token rides. This and much more is waiting for you!

Lantern Festival Reviews

What people think about Lantern Festival

  • Jenny

    This was a nice experience. The people that worked the entry were incredibly friendly and helped me locate handicapped parking required to get my mother with mobility issues through the event.

  • Guyshana

    It was beautiful. My family loved it so much. Great for all ages.

  • Ashlee

    cute fun date night!

  • Lenae

    The light displays were beautiful! The kids and I really enjoyed ourselves.

  • Su

    A wonderful treat!!

  • Brittany

    It was great and so much fun

  • Leela

    Loved the spaced out exhibits, little illuminated playarea, various themes representing the culture. It'll be nice to make more interactive options like the drums. Overall a nice experience with family..convenient location. elit.

  • Lisa

    It was a lovely time with my family and friend!! Amazing works of art and the entertainment show for the kids was great! My little and friends daughter had an awesome time!!


  1. Date: 25 october 2023
  2. Opening hours:
    • Thursdays to Sundays from 1pm-9pm
  3. Duration: the walk is around 60 minutes long.
  4. Location: American Dream - New Jersey
  5. Age requirement:
    • All ages are welcome! Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
  6. Accessibility: the venue is ADA compliant
  7. Price: Consult the prices in the calendar
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American Dream
American Dream Wy, East Rutherford, US. NJ 07073
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