New Year's Eve Lantern Light Festival

The term “Holiday lights” takes on a whole new meaning in Puyallup this New Year’s Eve, when the night lights up with hundreds of handmade lanterns, fireworks, a 400-foot-long dragon, a 30-foot-tall panda, lantern tunnels, holiday themed displays, and animals in the ancient Chinese Lantern Light Festival.

The New Year’s Eve celebration at the Lantern Light Festival begins at 5 p.m. and the fun continues until 1 a.m., allowing families to usher in a safe, festive, family-friendly New Year together.

Experience an amazing evening of dazzling lights and shapes. The Lantern Light Festival is a celebration of a Chinese tradition that started over 2,000 years ago. Our enormous lanterns are hand-crafted by Chinese artisans and unique in color, size, and subject. You will see beautiful lanterns of architecture from around the world, creatures of the land and sea, holiday traditions, and mythical stories.

NOTE: Some activities are outside and cannot operate in the rain. Please come prepared.


  • Thursday, Dec. 14 - Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018
  • Location: 110 9th Ave SW, Washington State Fairgrounds, WA
  • Phone: (651) 504-2000

*Courtesy South Sound Magazine