Through Jan. 21 – River West Festival Park –
From lanternlightfestival.com: Join us for a spectacular evening of dazzling lights, colors, shapes and themes. The Lantern Light festival is a six-week celebration of Chinese culture featuring massive lanterns, inspiring performances, and incredible cuisine. A tradition that started over 2,000 years ago, the lantern festival is China’s most important celebration, marking the return of spring, with the lighting of Chinese lanterns being symbolic of illuminating the future and the reunion of family. Fridays and Saturdays the event runs from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. All other days run 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Buy tickets in advance at lanternlightfestival.com.