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The Chinese Lantern Festival at the PNE is conveniently located on Hastings Street
and Renfrew Street in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia.

A map of the 2017/2018 festival grounds will be posted online shortly.

Getting to the Festival

By Vehicle

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By Transit

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By Bike

Bike racks are available outside Gate 1 (corner of Hastings & Renfrew St.)

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We encourage those who drive to park in one of the lots onsite. Lots are available depending on other onsite events and are located at gate six off Renfrew Street and gate nine located off Bridgeway Street. Additional parking is also available at Hastings and Windermere across the street from Playland. Parking for disabled patrons is available through gate two located off Renfrew Street as well as gates 6 and 9. No overnight parking is available. Parking is $12 including tax (cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express accepted).

Please enter and exit the festival quietly and refrain from leaving litter in the streets as a courtesy to our local neighbours.


  • Where can I purchase tickets and what are the ticket options?

    Right Here! Click the Buy Tickets Now button, then follow the prompts.

    Onsite Ticket Booths: During the festival, tickets can be purchased at the main entrance at Gate 1 on the corner of Hastings and Renfrew Street or at the entrance off Miller Drive. The Ticket booths open at 4:30 daily (on event days) and close 30 minutes before the end of the event.

    Call Centre: 604-252-3700

  • Do you offer group tickets?

    Yes, we offer groups of 10 or more discounted admission.
    Adult (guests age 13-64) save $6.50 per ticket and children (guests 12 and under) save $6.00 per ticket.
    To book a group of 10 or more, please contact PNE Group Sales:
    Phone: 604-252-3663
    Fax: 604-251-7753

  • Do you offer a family discount?

    Yes, we offer a package for a family 2 adults (guests age 13-64) and 2 children (guests 12 and under) for $65 at the gate. This offer saves a family $9.75 versus buying individual tickets. Save a total of $19 versus buying at the gate if you buy a Family Pass in advance online.

  • What are the festival dates and hours?

    We are open from December 15, 2017 through January 21, 2018. Closed on December 25. Sunday through Thursday we're open from 5-10pm and Friday - Saturday from 5-11pm.

  • Do I need to make a reservation?

    No reservations are necessary. Tickets can be purchased the day-of at the festival. Tickets can also be purchased in advance on our website or through the call centre at 604-252-3700.

  • What food and beverage options will be available at the event?

    There will be a number of food trucks on site for dining or snacking, including BeaverTails, Dim Sum Express, Foot Long Hot Dogs, Red Velvet Mini Donuts, Reel mac and Cheese, and Wings. Picnic tables under tents will provide a comfortable, sheltered place to eat. Cold drinks and warm beverages including coffee, espresso drinks, and hot chocolate will be available at the Starry North beverage hut. There will also be some adult beverage options, including wine, beer, coolers, and “spiked” hot drinks.

  • Do you have bike racks?

    Yes. Bike racks are located at Gate 1 (corner of Hastings & Renfrew St.).

  • Do you have accessible washrooms and where are they located?

    Washrooms are available throughout the festival grounds. View the festival map to see their locations. All available washrooms at this event are accessible.

  • Is there a smoking area while visiting the festival?

    Smoking in any form, including E-cigarettes, is permitted in designated smoking areas only. The smoking tent located near the washrooms in the centre of the site. See map

  • Where are the locations of your cash machines?

    There are ATM/cash machines located next to the “Starry North” Beverage Hut and beside the Market Place tent. See map

  • How do I find something I’ve lost at the Chinese Lantern Festival?

    The best way to find a lost item is to visit Guest Services, please refer to the map. If you are not able to visit a Guest Services location in person, please fill out our online Lost and Found form.

  • Are we allowed to bring our cameras?

    Yes, you are welcome to bring cameras to the event. Staff reserve the right to prohibit the use of your camera if they feel that it is a disruption to the guest experience or if it would damage the lanterns in any way. All photos must be for personal use only and may not be sold.

  • Are we allowed to bring food or beverage into the festival?

    Outside food and beverage is permitted.

  • Do you allow pets and animals inside the festival?

    Animals are not allowed inside the festival grounds with the exception of Service Animals for guests with disabilities.

  • Do you accept Credit Cards and INTERAC on-site?

    Credit Cards and INTERAC are accepted for admission and at most of the food vendors including Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

  • Do you allow re-entry?

    Re-entry into the Festival is not permitted.

  • Do you offer paging or announcements?

    No. Please be sure to have a specific meeting place for your group.

    If a child becomes separated from your group contact the nearest PNE staff member or security officer for immediate assistance.

  • What am I NOT allowed to bring?

    The PNE management asks for your understanding and cooperation in ensuring the continued safety of guests and staff. The PNE reserves the right to inspect bags and purses upon request. We recommend that you secure all unnecessary valuables in the trunk of your vehicle or store articles lockers which are located upon entry to the festival.

    The following items are not permitted on the festival grounds:

    • Pets (Service Animals are permitted and must be wearing an identifying assistive-companion vest)
    • Skateboards, scooters (motorized and nonmotorized), inline skates, shoes with built-in wheels, bicycles, motorcycles, tricycles, unicycles, pogo sticks, two-wheeled vehicles, including bicycles and Segway™ Human Transporters
    • Strollers larger than 36" x 52"
    • Suitcases, backpacks or similar bags with wheels
    • Any trailer-like object that is pushed or towed by an ECV, wheelchair or stroller
    • Note: Guests are not permitted to pull items behind them. Any item that requires a Guest to pull it behind them, including a stroller, is not permitted into the festival.
    • Alcoholic beverages and any illegal substances
    • Folding chairs, with the exception of cane-chair and seat-walker mobility aids
    • Glass containers, with the exception of baby food containers, medicine or small perfume bottles (under 4 oz)
    • Water pistols, toy guns and replica weapons.
    • Sporting goods or equipment (e.g., baseball bats, helmets, hockey sticks, golf clubs, bows and arrows, camping equipment, chairs, stools, tables, Frisbees)
    • Weapons of any kind (including guns; knives; billy clubs; brass knuckles; and nunchucks, stars and other martial arts equipment)
    • Self-defense equipment (pepper spray, mace, stun guns)
    • Restraining devices (e.g., handcuffs, zip ties) or any suspicious items (e.g., box cutters, razor blades, duct tape, wire)
    • Items that may be disruptive (e.g. laser pointer, slingshot, stink bomb, air horns)
    • Miscellaneous other items (tools, fire extinguishers, musical instruments, megaphones, pots and pans)
    • Professional cameras and recording equipment. (Reporters must make prior arrangements with PNE Media Relations.) Folding tripod stands that can fit inside a standard backpack are permitted.
    • Propane Bar-B-Cues
    • Coolers
  • Is this an indoor or outdoor event?

    Event will open rain or shine, but is subject to early closure. In the event of extreme weather conditions, updates will be made via online channels. As the event is an outdoor festival, please check current weather conditions prior to your visit and dress for the elements.

  • What does the ticket admission include?

    Admission includes entry into the festival for viewing of all lanterns and authentic Chinese performances. Additionally, there will be a number of food truck and market vendors on site, both of which will offer a variety of food, drinks and items for purchase.

  • When are the Chinese Cultural Performances?

    Sunday through Thursday at 6:30 & 8:30pm, and Friday & Saturday nights at 6:30, 8:30, and 9:30pm.

  • Where can I sit to view performances?

    There will be seating available in front of the main stage.

  • If I cannot attend, can I get a refund for my tickets?

    We do not offer refunds for unused tickets. Tickets are not date specific so can be used any day during the 2017/2018 festival.

  • Who are the Storytellers and where can I find them?

    The Storytellers will provide educational tours, of five select lanterns, throughout the course of the evening. If you are interested in participating in an educational tour, please refer to locations 14 through 18 on the map (printed in blue).

  • Are there any rides running…?

    The Westcoast Wheel will not be in operating for the remainder of the Chinese Lantern Festival. No other rides will be open.

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