When & Where:
Any Date through October 22
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner DriveHales Corner, WI 53130
Dragons, glowing pagodas and iridescent pinwheels are coming to Boerner Botanical Gardens. It's all part of China Lights, a Chinese Lantern Festival that has been bringing stunning illuminated sculptures to select venues around the world. Now it floats into Milwaukie for an after-sundown celebration of Asian life and culture, transforming the 9-acre Gardens into a magical paradise of enchanting illuminated displays. Enjoy a backstage tour of the lanterns and participate in the nightly parade. Or, simply enjoy wandering through the thrilling spectacle, which includes live performances of music, juggling and other arts, as well as the chance to purchase food and merchandise at the marketplace. Admission includes a link to the official festival tour mobile guide (you must have a cell phone), which will provide fascinating insight about the wonders all around you as you stroll. The entertainment ramps up Tuesdays through Sundays.