ALL ACTIVE MILITARY & FIRST-RESPONDER PERSONNEL GET FREE ADMISSION ON TUESDAYS (WITH ID)
Food & Gift Court Cash Cards
Nineteen authentic food purveyors from Chengdu, China and other American treats available in the Food Court. Providers accept Cash Cards only, available for purchase on-site in the Food Court area:
- Card has a refundable $1 deposit.
- Add money to your card.
- Give your card to the vendor for any purchases.
- See your balance after each purchase.
- Go to the cashier to get your balance and deposit back when you leave.
Chinese Acrobat Show Showtimes
Ride & Game tickets available for purchase on-site in the Carnival area.
Spin and Sparkle!
The largest light and lantern festival in North America brightens the Downtown Phoenix skies November 16 through January 2 at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. Combining the age-old Chinese tradition of lanterns with cutting-edge technology and lights. The Lights of the World lantern displays extend from 18 to 60 feet, showcasing features of different cultures and civilizations around the globe. With over 11 exhibits and 75 stunning displays, Lights of the World promises an unforgettable exploration of global cultures and cuisine. Lights of the World also possesses a litany of other entertainment features, carnival rides and games, a daily performance showcasing acrobatics, dance, and music concerts.
US-CHINA CULTURAL & EDUCATION FOUNDATION
US-China Educational Foundation was established in 1978, before being renamed US-China Cultural & Educational Foundation (UCCEF) in 2001. As a global communications foundation, UCCEF has specialized in setting up cultural exchange programs between the United States and China for over 30 years. In organizing festivals, expositions, and cultural performances of bands, orchestras, and dancers, UCCEF has helped almost 10,000 people experience American and Chinese cultural exchanges. UCCEF has also worked closely with many US businesses to improve their community strategies and cultural exchange efforts.
THE PRODUCTION COMPANY
UCCEF recently formed a partnership with Zigong Lantern Festival and Trade Company, a top lantern company in Zigong, China. The company holds the highest records of exhibiting Chinese lanterns around the world, in countries such as South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, Russia, Canada, and the United States. Zigong Lantern Festival and Trade Company, one of 200 lantern companies in Zigong, has a market share of 60% in all lantern festival exports. Lights of the World will set the precedence in terms of scale and design of all lantern festivals ever hosted in the U.S.
PUTTING A MODERN SPIN ON LANTERN FESTIVALS
During the 21st century, the Lantern Festival has spread rapidly from its place of origin, travelling around the globe. Lantern Festivals have been brought to more than 21 cities ovhistory2erseas, where over 15,530,000 visitors have celebrated and admired its splendor. With the newest LCD/LED technology and metal fabrication, the lanterns today are designed over 10 times the original size and in great detail. Rather than paper lanterns, Lantern Festivals combine architecture, sculpture, electricity, and arts design to create truly awe-inspiring sights. This year, we are excited to bring the largest Lantern Festival that has ever been produced globally, to Phoenix.