Events N.C. Chinese Lantern Festival shatters attendance record

January 13th, 2022 | by: Scott Misner
Misner NC Chinese Lantern Festival

We work with Tianyu Arts & Culture, Inc., which produces the N.C. Chinese Lantern Festival and is renowned for creating entertaining lantern and light festivals in U.S. cities and around the world. The N.C. Chinese Lantern Festival welcomed more than 200,000 visitors this past holiday season, shattering its previous attendance high of 121,645 visitors in 2019.

“The North Carolina Chinese Lantern festival has become a premier cultural event, attracting visitors to Cary from across the State and region,” said Harold Weinbrecht, Mayor of Cary. “The festival highlights and celebrates diversity, vitality, and distinction – hallmarks of life in Cary today.”

The festival generated more than $5.54 million in direct economic impact, according to figures released by the Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Read the full release from the Town of Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre.