ABOUT THE EVENT
The 2017 Chapel Hill LIGHTUP Lantern Festival is an inclusive community celebration of the Chinese New Year and of cultural diversity through sharing a variety of cultural and arts programs. LIGHTUP is inspired by the Chinese tradition of red lanterns, which are lit during Chinese New Year to symbolize good wishes for the year to come. LIGHTUP infuses the symbol of the lantern with creativity and expression. Participants are invited to decorate and then light up their lanterns with LED lights. The evening concludes with the community coming together for a parade of illuminated lanterns, ushering in an exciting New Year. Come share this celebration of peace and happiness with our community! Directions to the event.
The event will feature: