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The Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival is returning to Columbus in 2017

In 2017, our eyes are in for a treat.

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

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

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The Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival’s dragon is longer than four school buses. CONTRIBUTED (Contributing Writer)

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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Tian Fuquan, an artisan from China, cruises through the Natural Resources Park at the Ohio Expo Center during a break from setting up the Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival. (Tyler Stabile | Dispatch) (Tyler Stabile | Dispatch)

The VIP Package includes a souvenir gift, VIP seating at the stage for nightly performances, a backstage tour at 7 p.m. and an audio guide to the lantern displays on your smartphones. 

The festival will be open nightly from 5:30-10:00 p.m. The ticket booth opens at 5 p.m. and closes at 9:30 p.m.

For more information, visit ohiolanternfestival.com.

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