North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival sets New Attendance Record at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre

Cary, NC—In what has become a holiday tradition, Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre is pleased to announce that 102,851 visitors passed through its gates to attend the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival this holiday season. Now in its fourth year, the festival ran from November 23, 2018- January 13, 2019. Over the seven-week run visitors from across the state and beyond flocked to see the magnificently crafted lanterns, each one comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights.

“We are thrilled so many people got to enjoy the beauty of the NC Chinese Lantern Festival. The fact that even with some challenging weather days, we were able to set a new attendance record, speaks to the powerful attraction of this event. The lanterns combined with the awe-inspiring cultural performances is simply a magnet for families”, said Lyman Collins, Town of Cary Cultural Arts Manager.

The North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival will return to Booth Amphitheatre with all new lanterns to delight and amaze next November – January.

PRIMARY CONTACTS: Teresa Franzen, Publicist, T. Franzen, Inc., (919) 210-5150

Taylor Traversari, General Manager, (919) 459-8310

Lyman Collins, Cultural Arts Manager, (919) 462-3861

Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 462-3908



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