Select Region
Follow us!

The NYC Lantern Festival Will Amaze Your Whole Family This Holiday Season

The NYC Lantern Festival Will Amaze Your Whole Family This Holiday Season

The NYC Winter Lantern Festival is returning to Snug Harbor on Staten Island, plus it's opening at Queens County Farm Museum and Nassau County Museum of Art.

The NYC Winter Lantern Festival to the New York City area with two new locations: The Queens County Farm Museum and The Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn. The festival, which is known for its breathtaking light displays, will also return to Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden on Staten Island, where it initially launched in 2018 and was followed by another successful run in 2019. It was cancelled last year due to the pandemic. 

With the return of the NYC Winter Lantern Festival—and NYBG's Holiday Train Show and NYBG GLOWLuminoCity Festival, and the Bronx Zoo's lights—the holiday season is shaping up to be a merry and bright one!

Each location will have its own theme and lanterns:

  • Illuminate the Farm: The festival will turn the Queens County Farm Museum, located at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Glen Oaks, into a colorful field full of farm animals, flowers, and more. The lantern festival at Queens County Farm will be held Nov. 25-Jan. 9, 2022, Thursday-Sunday, 4:30-9:30pm. Tickets start at $24.99 for adults and $16.99 for children ages 3-12.
  • A Bug's Night: This 20-acre drive-through adventure at the Nassau County Museum of Art, located at 1 Museum Drive in Roslyn, will explore the world from a bug's point of view. The lantern festival at NCMA will be held Oct. 22-Jan. 9, 2022, Wednesday-Sunday, 5-10pm. Tickets start at $34.99.
  • Escape: The festival's flagship location at Snug Harbor, located at 1000 Richmond Terrace on Staten Island, will feature a breathtaking 8-acre light installation with brilliant displays of flowing flowers, an open sky, and deep sea adventures. The lantern festival on Staten Island will be held Oct. 29-Jan. 2, 2022, Friday-Sunday, 4:30-9:30pm. Tickets start at $24.99 for adults and $16.99 for children ages 3-12.

At the peak of the holiday season, all three locations will be open nightly, Dec. 24-Jan. 2, 2022. Tickets are on sale now for all three locations. In celebration of the festival's return, a special 20-percent discount is available through Oct. 15. 


A post shared by NYC Winter Lantern Festival (@nycwinterlantern)

“During the first two years of the festival, we saw how much joy it brought to the residents of Staten Island,” says Haokun Liu, producer of the NYC Winter Lantern Festival.”We are so excited to share the festival with an even larger audience in and around the city this year.”

Additional activities at all events include concession stands, a gift shop, and an interactive projection light display. 

For more information, visit or follow the festival on Facebook or Instagram.

More News Articles:

Game on! Special Olympics New York Returns to Farmingdale this May

The Long Island region of Special Olympics New York returns after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Latest News:

8 Family Health and Fitness Tips for 2023

Check out these expert family health and fitness tips from Mike Silverman, director of sports at City Parks Foundation in NYC.

Family Activities:

The Rink

Rockefeller Plaza Nov. 05, 2022 - Mar. 31, 2023

Don't miss this chance to ice skate under the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree- one of New York’s quintessential winter activities.

Have a Laugh:

Best Memes of the Week for Parents

Here are the funniest parenting memes from Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit this week.
Barbara Russo

Author: Barbara Russo is a freelance writer who holds a bachelor's degree in communications from the City University of New York. She enjoys playing guitar, following current events, and hanging out with her pet rabbits. See More

Featured Listings:

Characters On Call

Characters On Call

Characters On Call is a group of entertainers made up of professional actors, childcare workers, teachers, and artists with big hearts and big imagina...

Tenafly Pediatrics

Tenafly Pediatrics

Park Ridge, NJ Our practice offers comprehensive care from infancy to young adulthood.

CBE Kids-Congregation Beth Elohim

CBE Kids-Congregation Beth Elohim

Park Slope, NY Located in Park Slope, summers at CBE Kids Day Camps are packed with a wide range of fun activities! We offer three unique day camp experiences for ca...

Sky Zone Allendale

Sky Zone Allendale

Allendale, NJ Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. We’re the inventors of “fun fitness” and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. We...