For the first time, the popular Winter Lantern Festival is bringing its stunning display to the DMV, setting it aglow in a sight that’s never been seen before!
After dazzling New York City with 150,000 annual guests, 3 years in a row, the Winter Lantern Festival now be in the DMV beginning Friday, December 16. The Lerner Town Square at Tysons II will be decked out in a dazzling array of over 1,000 handcrafted Chinese lanterns by illustrious artists.
This “wonderland of light” was crafted to illuminate the culture and history behind traditional Chinese lantern festivals, highlighting ancient legends and zodiacs, making for an enthralling learning experience and breathtaking photo-op.
Through intricate crafting of wire and vibrant silk and gauze, the lanterns—some up to 30 feet tall—are transformed into unbelievable creatures and displays. Each lantern display will transport you into a magical, luminous world, including an icy winter wonderland with polar bears, penguins and mammoths galore!
Just in time for winter, you can immerse yourself in this dazzling wonderland from Friday, December 16, 2022, through Sunday, January 1, 2023.