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Ticket sales for China Lights have been suspended, but they will resume on Oct. 23 - and the event itself will last one week longer.

Ticket sales for China Lights suspended, will resume Oct. 23

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Festival Pro, LLC have announced that China Lights – "The Magic Returns" – held at Boerner Botanical Gardens in Hales Corners, due to overwhelming response, online and in person ticket sales will be suspended effective Thursday, Oct. 19, at 9 a.m. to offer current ticket holders a positive visitor experience. Ticket sales will resume on Monday, Oct. 23, at 9 a.m., online only at, on a limited basis.

In addition, due to the popularity of China Lights, officials have announced that the lantern festival will be extended one week and will now officially close on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 10 p.m.

China Lights features the magical glow of nearly 50 larger-than-life sculptural lantern displays that illuminate the 10 acres of Milwaukee's Boerner Botanical Gardens.

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