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MILWAUKEE COUNTY PARKS PRESENTS

China Lights

September 22 - October 22


Preview Night- Sept 20 6pm-9pm: $100 - more info

5:30pm Show

This fall, the internationally acclaimed “China Lights” exhibit will return to Boerner Botanical Gardens!

The tour is mounted by Tianyu Arts and Culture, Inc of Zigong City, China. The exhibit is comprised of 38 displays with over 1,000 brightly lighted components in the stunning nine acre Boerner Botanical’s Formal Gardens. All the components, ranging from a single three foot tall panda to a pagoda over two stories high, are created on site by Chinese artisans. The construction and installation process requires 5 weeks of non stop work by over 30 artisans. The components are created from welded metal frames with colorful silk fabric applied and then internally lighted with LED lighting. 


In addition to the stunning lighted displays, there will be multiple nightly stage performances highlighting various Chinese entertainment. The Boerner Garden House will be the site of multiple cultural displays and video presentations. Food and beverages will be available, featuring both Asian and American selections. The exhibit will open from 5:30PM to 10:00PM nightly, closed Mondays.

Preview Night Information

Wednesday, September 20th 6pm-9pm
Tickets: $100
Includes: VIP Parking, Admission, Ticketing for Future China Lights Night, Mobile Guide & Chinese Hand Fan. Casual Attire.
Asian and Western hor d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.
Evening events include:
• Behind the scenes tours
• Artisan demonstrations
• Cultural displays
• Meet and greet with our guests from China
• Dress rehearsal of illumination parade
• 3 Stage performances

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Ticket Prices

VIP = $30
Adult
(18 - 59) = $15
Senior
(60+) = $10
Child
(5 - 17) = $10
Child under 5 = FREE

VIP includes:
Early admission at 5pm, Mobile Guide, Collector Fan, Private Tour at 5:15pm and optional parade participation at 6:15pm

Preview Night- Sept 20 6pm-9pm: $100

  • • All Ages
  • • ADA Accessible
  • • Inquire about group rates HERE
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Parking & Directions

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Bag Policy - Please Read

SMALL PURSES ONLY, PLEASE. PURSES ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH

To efficiently create a positive and safe experience for all patrons, only small purses (13"W x 4"D x 9"H and smaller) are allowed into the theater and all are subject to search.

All other bags including backpacks and oversized purses are strictly prohibited and bag storage is NOT available at The Pabst, The Riverside, Turner Hall Ballroom or The Back Room @ Colectivo.

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED AND ARE NOT ALLOWED INTO ANY OF THE VENUES.

Weapons, laser pens, signs, banners, oversized bags, backpacks, outside food and beverages including water, cans, bottles, alcohol, illegal substances, iPads/tablets, selfie sticks, laptops, professional audio recording devices (unless approved by artist), and any professional photography equipment. The use of vape pens inside the venues are prohibited as well.

PLAN AHEAD: LEAVE YOURSELF EXTRA TIME

Plan to arrive 30 minutes before you want to be in your seat to allow time to go through our security check. Please leave large bags at home or in your car.

We are not responsible for any personal property that is lost, stolen, or damaged.


Thank you for helping to make all of our events efficient, enjoyable and safe for all.

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