Lights of the North, Chinese Lantern Light Festival
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the sister city twinning between Winnipeg and Chengdu, China.
Occupying over 10 acres, the scale of this giant exposition of Chinese lantern art will be sure to amaze! In addition to specially designed lantern exhibits depicting Manitoba, Canada and Chinese icons and symbols illuminated by millions of LED lights, there will be live performances by Chengdu acrobats and dancers. Chinese artisans will demonstrate their talents on site making heritage handcrafts to the delight of audiences and shoppers.
There will be food — both local and Chinese — and, of course, beer gardens where you can sit and watch the late night fireworks. The kids will be thrilled with Dinosaur World, which offers augmented reality experiences in “Jurassic Park” as well as life-size moving dinosaurs. In addition, there will be carnival rides and games. Visitors can create their own dinosaur on a giant “Lite Brite” screen or ride a bicycle to generate electricity to light up a central display.
This is a truly magical show that will be here to delight Winnipeggers and visitors from all around for many years to come because the exhibits will remain with us and the show will be refreshed and remounted every second year.