China lights


Preview event offers early peek at new China Lights show

Published July 11, 2018

Two days before China Lights - tickets for which go on sale on Aug. 8 - opens its third straight year at Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 W. Boerner Dr. in Hales Corners, organizers will host a special preview night.


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

Published Oct. 18, 2017

Due to overwhelming response, online and in person ticket sales for China Lights 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.


Lanterns for a new year of "China Lights" await polishing

Published July 17, 2017

A fenced in area filled with what might look like the remnants of last year's explosively successful "China Lights" lantern festival at the Boerner Botanical Garden isn't a pile of leftovers. It's actually something of a sneak preview of this year's event.


First look: 14 photos of China Lights at Boerner Botanical Gardens

Published Sept. 28, 2016

As of October 1, illuminated dragons, lotus flowers, peacocks, pandas, cranes, lanterns, zebras and more will be in "bloom" at the Boerner Botanical Gardens, as part of the stunning China Lights, a traveling celebration of Asian culture featuring 40 massive lantern displays.