Produced in partnership with the Secret Lantern Society, the lantern festival transforms the Garden into an illuminated wonderland with hundreds of handmade lanterns, live music, light installations, and aromatic tea.
冬天来了！ 温哥华的中山公园(Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden)在12月21日举行中国古典园林灯饰节将于下午六时至十时举行。 节日期间将举行各种美丽而壮观的灯光展览。
Single: $10 | Dual (2 Single tickets): $15 | Family (2 adults + 2 children): $20 | Garden Member: $6
*Free admission for children age 5 or under. Buy tickets now.
*Tickets at the door are only available on the day of the event from 6:00 to 10 pm.
Photo credits: Julius Reque
The annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival was created by the Secret Lantern Society in 1993 in honour of the sun’s return. This community celebration incorporates musical and artistic traditions from numerous cultures.
For the Chinese, the winter solstice celebration (the DongzhiFestival literally means “the extreme of Winter”) is one of the most important festivals. Traditionally, it is a time for the family to get together and celebrate with specially prepared food, particularly the making and eating of tangyuan (湯圓) or balls of glutinous rice, which symbolize reunion. The celebration marks the beginning the sun’s return and the shifting of the energies from yin to yang in the cosmological balance.
The 24th Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival is a one-day multi-venue festival presented by the Secret Lantern Society in partnership with Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Chinatown. For information about the other venues (False Creek Community Centre and Performance Works on Granville Island and the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre in Yaletown), please visit www.secretlantern.org.