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’40 larger-than-life sculptural lantern displays:’ China Lights to shine bright at Boerner Botanical Gardens

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HALES CORNERS — Boerner Botanical Gardens will glow with China Lights from Sept. 13 through Oct. 20.

The show, “China Lights: The Treasures of China,” features 40 larger-than-life sculptural lantern displays that will illuminate the nine-acre Boerner Botanical Gardens.  The festival also celebrates Asian folk-culture with professional entertainment, a marketplace, and a variety of food and beverage selections.

The event runs Tuesdays through Sundays, from 5:30 p.m. –10 p.m.

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Admission rates

  • Child or Senior, age 5-17 or 60+, $12
  • Adult, age 18-59, $20
  • VIP, includes early entry (5 p.m.), souvenir, tour (5:15 p.m.), parade participation (6:15 p.m.), VIP show seating, mobile guide, $30
  • Season Pass, $50
  • Mobile Guide, requires cellphone for use, provides a cultural perspective on displays. $5 on-site.
  • Same-Day Return, visit the Botanical Gardens during the day, show your admission wristband at the outdoor box office before 4 p.m. for a ticket to return for $10
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CLICK HERE to view a map of the parking lots available to China Lights visitors. For more information, visit

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