(EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ) -- The Winter Lantern Festival is making its New Jersey debut following three consecutive years of sell-out runs in New York City and Washington D.C., where it welcomed more than 150,000 guests annually. From October 25 to January 2, 2024, American Dream in East Rutherford will undergo a breathtaking transformation into an extraordinary world of illumination. This captivating spectacle will feature over 1,000 handcrafted Chinese lanterns and lights, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience.
Guests will enter and wander through a wonderland of light inspired by Chinese myths, legends, and zodiacs. Handmade lanterns of hand-painted silk cloth draped over a frame filled with LED lights will mesmerize guests of all ages as American Dream transforms into a radiant oasis. Visitors can also craft their own paper lanterns, snap photos in the enchanting scenery, and even rent traditional Chinese costumes for an immersive experience on this luminous journey.
Attendees will be amazed as they traverse through dazzling displays of colorful, festive lights and lanterns, including an animal kingdom, a sea world, and a theme park. Majestic creatures including mammoths, polar bears, penguins, and a 50-foot-tall lantern display of Sun Wukong.
Tickets are now available for purchase. All ages are welcome. Ticket prices start from $10 for children and $17 for adults. Tickets can be purchased on Fever’s marketplace here. The venue is ADA accessible.
This winter, the experience is making its way back to New York City and Washington D.C. while also venturing to Atlanta for the very first time.
American Dream is located at 1 American Dream Way in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Winter Lantern Festival will be at American Dream from October 25, 2023 - January 2, 2024. It is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1:00pm - 9:00pm. The visit will take approximately 1-2 hours
Organizer of the Winter Lantern Festival, Kaleido Arts & Entertainment Group is a company dedicated to promoting global cross-cultural communication. Started in New York in 2018, the company currently assists corporations, associations, and non-profit organizations in organizing events and exhibitions. They provide one-stop planning and execution services. Winter Lantern Festival currently holds simultaneous events in four different states and is rapidly expanding across the US.
Fever is the leading global live entertainment discovery platform which has helped millions of people discover the best experiences in their cities since 2014. With a mission to democratize access to culture and entertainment in real life through its platform, Fever inspires users to enjoy unique local experiences and events, from immersive exhibitions, interactive theatrical experiences, and festivals to molecular cocktail pop-ups, while empowering creators with data and technology to create and expand experiences across the world.
Photos courtesy of Winter Lantern Festival