NY Winter Lantern Festival - Still Time to See The Light

Brian Hester Reporting from NYC


The Sung Harbor Cultural Center hosts the New York Winter Lantern Festival through Jan. 12, 2020. In the event that you, like many New Yorkers and others in the tri-state area, have been super busy running around with so many holiday activities that you may not have had a minute to stop and enjoy the lights of the winter season for yourself, you are in luck. The Annual New York Winter Lantern Festival will remain on display through Jan. 12, 2020.



A dancer preforms to a packed house at The New York Winter Lantern Festival Photo by Brian Hester


Visitors are silhouetted against the light of some of the thousands of lanterns at Sung Harbor Cultural Center as they play host the New York Winter Lantern Festival. Photo by Brian Hester

This spectacular display is open through January 12, 2020 and is easily accessible via mass transit from anywhere in the five boros and is only a short drive from the suburbs of northern New Jersey. The fee is reasonable and you may still be able to find an even better deal on groupon.



Colorful jelly fish seem to float in the night air, or are we underwater? One of many themes throughout the display pays tribute the life under the water. Photo by Brian Hester

A bottle-nose dolphin appears to smile at the New York Winter Lantern Festival Photo by Brian Hester


A big blue whale breaches at the New York Winter Lantern Festival Photo by Brian Hester

Other themes seen throughout the display included dinosaurs, snakes, flowers, and pandas. There are even some large, 2 story, lantern buildings. If you are looking for something different to see and do or maybe even to looking for something cool to take pictures of, this is it. Well worth the trip.

A dinosaur lantern bars his razor sharp teeth in the New York Winter Lantern Festival Photo by Brian Hester

Visitors stroll among the dinosaur lanterns. Photo by Brian Hester

A snake lantern hisses the night away. Photo by Brian Hester

Photo by Brian Hester

Photo by Brian Hester

Photo by Brian Hester

Photo by Brian Hester

Visitors happily stroll onto the mouth of a giant alligator lantern . Photo by Brian Hester

Photo by Brian Hester

Photo by Brian Hester

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