All the way from China, this brand new event is holiday fun for the whole family. Become immersed in a world of wonder and light as you wander through a maze of illuminated sculptures scaling nearly 30 feet tall. Explore the Forbidden City, where you will be greeted by the emperor and his terracotta warriors. Pass through the belly of the whale for a glistening look at life Under the Sea, with dolphins, sharks, jellyfish and perhaps even a mermaid or two. And let's not forget Christmas Village, home to jolly 'ole Saint Nick himself!
That’s not all, though! Prepare to be awed by the dazzling performances of our Beijing Acrobats. In addition to the lantern walk-through, a ticket to Illuminate will gain you access to the Beijing Acrobat Show. In a tent that seats over 500 guests, our performers will treat you to an authentic showcase of traditional acts. From the gravity-defying to the graceful and elegant, this traditional approach to storytelling is a delight for all ages.
International food and artisan vendors will be available to offer some of the best cultural fare and gifts at the covered Global Pavilion. It is recommended you plan for a visit lasting at least 3 hours, depending on how long you prefer to linger at displays.
November 21st through January 1st
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
(Last entry one hour before closing.)
Open Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, and New Year's Eve and Day