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China Lights: Panda Mania at Boerner Botanical Gardens

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China Lights: Panda Mania at Boerner Botanical Gardens
September 13, 2019 5:00 pm
October 27, 2019 10:00 pm
September 26, 2017
Boerner Botanical Gardens
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9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI, 53130, United States
China Lights at Boerner Botanical Gardens

China Lights Panda Mania 2018 logoBoerner Botanical Gardens hosts “China Lights: Panda Mania” and the Chinese Lantern Festival, September 13- October 27, 2019!

China Lights brings stunning illuminated sculptures to select venues around the world. Now, it floats into Milwaukee for an after-sundown celebration of Asian life and culture. The 9-acre Gardens transform into a magical paradise of enchanting illuminated displays. Dragons, glowing pagodas and iridescent pinwheels add color, vibrancy, and excitement.

Check out a backstage tour of the lanterns and participate in the nightly parade. Or simply enjoy wandering through the thrilling spectacle, which includes live performances of music, juggling and other arts. Enjoy a variety of Asian and Western cuisine from numerous local vendors, celebrate Asian culture with entertainment and live performances and a bustling marketplace. The entertainment ramps up Tuesdays through Sundays, 5:30pm-10pm – China Lights is closed Mondays.

Admission includes a link to the official festival tour mobile guide, which will provide fascinating insight about the wonders all around you as you stroll with your cell phone. Parking is free for China Lights; simply follow the signs along 92nd Street – one mile east of U.S. 45/Highway 100 – to find the lots.

Tickets can be purchased at the on-site box office during the event, through the event website at or they may be purchased at various county park locations. Tickets are good for any night of the current season that the event is open. No reciprocal garden admissions or Friends of Boerner Botanical Garden Memberships are valid during the China Lights special event. There is no refund due to rain, power outages, and/or other unforeseen conditions. In the unlikely event of a weather caused cancellation, patrons on the grounds will be given rain checks for a subsequent show.

Check their Facebook page for updates. You can get to Boerner Botanical Gardens just off U.S. 45/Highway 100 and Highway 24 via Whitnall Park in Hales Corners. I-41/894 & I-43 are also close by!

Address for China Lights: Panda Mania & the Chinese Lantern Festival at Boerner:

Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Drive
Hales Corners, WI 53130
(414) 525-5600

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