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These EPIC displays from the Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival will take your breath away

You’ve never seen holiday lights like THIS before! 

(Well, unless you went last year, of course!)

The Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival has returned to the Ohio Expo Center and State Fairgrounds with brand new light sculptures, more exciting performances and more cultural experiences. 

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It’s definitely worth the drive to take part in this enchanting and immersive cultural experience. 

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The 200-foot-long Chinese dragon (which, for some context, is longer than four school buses) has returned this year. New this year is a group of color-changing dinosaurs that are 3 stories high. Together, with an additional 35 sets of whole new lights, the lanterns illuminate the fairgrounds. 

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Still need some convincing? Take a look for yourself. 

Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival is returning to the Expo Center with bigger and brighter lights this winter! (Allegra Czerwinski)
Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival is returning to the Expo Center with bigger and brighter lights this winter! (Allegra Czerwinski)
Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival is returning to the Expo Center with bigger and brighter lights this winter! (Allegra Czerwinski)
Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival is returning to the Expo Center with bigger and brighter lights this winter! (Allegra Czerwinski)
Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival is returning to the Expo Center with bigger and brighter lights this winter! (Allegra Czerwinski)
Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival is returning to the Expo Center with bigger and brighter lights this winter! (Allegra Czerwinski)
Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival is returning to the Expo Center with bigger and brighter lights this winter! (Allegra Czerwinski)
Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival is returning to the Expo Center with bigger and brighter lights this winter! (Allegra Czerwinski)

Believe us when we say to witness these incredible lantern displays in person is far more breathtaking. 

The festival will light up the Natural Resources Park at the Ohio State Expo Center and Fairgrounds, located at 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus from Nov. 17, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018. 

It’s open nightly from 5:30-10:00 p.m with the ticket booth opening at 5 p.m. and closing at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets range from $10-15 per person, and will be available for purchase at the festival entrance, or online at ohiolanternfestival.com. There are also family 4-packs available for $40 and a special VIP package for $25 per person. 

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