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DRAGON LIGHTS at Soldier Field

March 30th - May 6thBUY TICKETS

ABOUT

Dragon Lights is an International touring exhibit that has thrilled millions of guests around the world. Each exhibit is custom built for the venue that it is playing. Dozens of Chinese artisans travel to the event site to hand make all of the exhibits. This amalgamation of light and art is intended to both thrill and illuminate. Dragon Lights is an opportunity to explore the culture of China. From March 30th to May 6th, Dragon Lights will illuminate Soldier Field with thousands of handcrafted light sculptures, live Chinese acrobat performances, traditional handicraft demonstrations and many more programs that attract people of all ages. The festival is open nightly Monday to Sunday. Some festival highlights include:

  • Dragon lantern display of over 200ft long and 2 stores high.
  • More than 35 sets of larger-than-life and handcrafted light sculptures that glow at night.
  • Stunning live culture performances every night.
  • Traditional Chinese handicraft demonstrations and items for sale.
  • Authentic Chinese and Asian food options throughout the festival.

Presented by Tianyu Arts & Culture, Inc

Weekdays & Sunday from 5:30 - 10:00PM, Friday & Saturday from 5:30 - 11:00PM at Soldier Field South parking Lot Area
 

Lanterns are in best seen illuminating the night sky (after sunset).

CULTURE

The DRAGON LIGHTS at Soldier Park will light up with 39 larger-than-life illuminated displays crafted by Chinese artisans. Our team of artisans hail from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern-making.

In addition to lanterns, nightly performances, and handicrafts, the event will also offer food and beverages. Our menu includes a variety of Chinese and traditional fair food, as well as assorted beverages.

Performance Times:

Sunday-Thursday: Stage Performances: 6:30, 8:00 PM

Friday & Saturday: 6:30, 8:00, 9:00 PM

Performances are included in festival admission.

Chinese Lanterns

Dragon Lights - Illuminating the Fairpark brings thrilling entertainment and ancient Chinese culture to life during this 5 week event.

Traditional Handicrafts

Visitors also get a chance to see how some of the most popular Chinese handicrafts are made at the festival. Handicraft demonstration this year includes inner bottle painting and a special calligraphy painting gallery.

Nightly Performances

Each night of the festival offers two amazing stage performances each week night highlighting Asian culture and art. Entertainment varies nightly. Acts include Spinning Tops, String Instruments, Juggling, Unicycle, Face Changing and Martial Arts Demonstrations from China! Performance times are posted at the Welcome Gate nightly.




Location & Parking


Location & Parking Location:
South Parking Lot at Soldier Field 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

Parking:
Parking is available in Soldier Field’s Waldron Parking Garage and North Parking Garage for $15.

Public Transit:
The RTA Travel Information Center provides scheduling information for all CTA, Metra and PACE services.

Accessible Parking:
Accessible parking is available in all Soldier Field Parking facilities. The closest parking garage to Dragon Lights is the Waldron Parking Garage just south of the stadium, off of 18th Street (across the street from the festival).

FAQ

  • Where is this event being held and is there parking available?

    Dragon Lights is being held in the South Parking Lot just south of Soldier Field, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605.

  • Is parking available?

    Parking is available in Soldier Field's Waldron Parking Garage and North Parking Garage for $15. Public transit is available; please visit www.rtachicago.com for public transit information. Accessible parking is available in all Soldier Field Parking facilities and the closest parking garage to Dragon Lights in the Waldron Parking Garage just south of the stadium, off of 18th Street.

  • Where can I purchase tickets?

    Tickets are good for any night of the current season that the event is open. There is no refund due to rain, power outages, and/or other unforeseen conditions. In the unlikely event of a weather caused cancellation, patrons on the grounds will be given rain checks for a subsequent show. Buy Tickets Here

  • What does the price of admission include?

    Admission includes entry into the festival for viewing all lanterns, authentic Chinese performances, and handicraft demonstrations. Merchandise and food are sold separately.

  • Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

    You may either buy tickets in advance online or at the entrance. To avoid ticket lines on more crowded days, it is recommended to purchase tickets in advance but it is not required.

  • Are there any discounts available?

    Yes, we offer additional discounts to groups, seniors and college students. On Thursdays we offer college students (ID required) $15 entry.

    We offer group discounts for parties of 15 or more. Tickets discounted for groups cost $15 per adult and $10 per youth. For group tickets, please email tickets@tianyuculture.com.

  • What are the festival hours?

    Dragon Lights is open every day from 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (until 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights). The last onsite box office ticket will be sold at 9:00 p.m.; VIP ticket holders receive a private VIP Tour at 6:00PM as well as VIP Show Seating.

  • Is this an indoor or outdoor event?

    This is an outdoor event - rain, snow or shine. Please check current weather conditions for your visit and dress appropriately.

  • Inclement Weather Policy

    Tianyu Arts & Culture, Inc. festivals are outdoor events and will periodically encounter inclement weather conditions. Festivals are subject to cancellation or postponements. In cases of cancellation or postponements, tickets will be honored on any remaining festival date. Refunds are not offered when inclement weather forces the cancellation or postponement of the festival.

  • What is your ticket policy?

    Tickets are general admission and are valid for any day of the week during the show run dates. The last onsite box office ticket will be sold at 9:00 p.m. Persons presenting a ticket assume all risks incidental to the event. Tickets are good for any night of the current season that the event is open. There is no refund due to rain, power outages, and/or other unforeseen conditions. There are no refunds for unused tickets. These items are not allowed into Dragon Lights Lights: carry-in food or beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), illegal drugs and controlled substances, weapons or objects that could be used as weapons, outside brochures or pamphlets, pets/animals (except service animals), lawn chairs, skateboards or skates, kites, balls, frisbees, or other carry-ins as determined by management. Outside vendors are not allowed into Dragon Lights or on Soldier Field Park property without a valid permit issued by the event promoters or Soldier Field management. Dragon Lights Officials reserve the right to eject any person violating any law, rule, or policy.

  • Is everything cash only?

    Of course not! We take both cash and credit at ticket booth, souvenir shops and food vendors. We will have ATMs available too.

  • Do I have to print my online ticket?

    We can scan the ticket off your phone but it is recommended that you print your tickets. You can print it on both sides!

  • Is there anything I cannot bring to the festival?

    No pets, large moving vehicles, or weapons will be allowed. The walking paths are wheelchair and stroller-friendly. Both wheelchairs and strollers are always allowed in the park.

  • I have a disability, can I still attend?

    The show does not have wheelchairs available for rent. The show site is a paved parking lot that may contain some uneven surfaces. All displays can be viewed from the designated paths. Multiple vantage points are available for some displays.

  • How close can we get to the displays?

    Guests may get near displays, but please do not touch, climb on, or go over rope lines around displays. We want to reduce wear and tear as much as possible.

  • Can I photograph the displays?

    Absolutely! Guests may take photos, but please do not touch, climb on, or go over rope lines around displays. Due to the large volume of people, only monopods are allowed until 9:30 p.m. each night. After 9:30 p.m. you would be welcome to use a tripod. By attending the event, you give permission to have your image and/or likeness reproduced for promotional and/or advertising purposes and/or by the media in print or digital formats.

  • Do you have a 'Lost and Found'?

    In the event that you have a lost item, please contact Soldier Field during normal business hours, M – F, 9AM – 5PM at 312-235-7000 or email receptionist@soldierfield.net

  • Do you allow animals?

    For the enjoyment of all those attending this event, we do not allow animals except for service animals.

  • Can I smoke onsite?

    This event is a smoke-free event. No smoking of any kind will be allowed. This includes vaping.

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

    Sorry, we do not offer refunds for unused tickets.

  • What do you do with the lanterns after the show?

    The lanterns are taken apart by the Chinese artisans and technicians. Then they are carefully packed to move to the next show site to be rebuilt and refreshed. They are not available for purchase.

TICKETS

Tickets are available online or at the door, no advance purchase is necessary.

$20 ADULTS BUY TICKETS
$13 CHILD

4-14

(kids under 4 free) BUY TICKETS
$13 MILITARY

ID Required

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$13 SENIOR

60+

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$13 College Night Only on Thursdays, with valid college student ID BUY TICKETS
$45 Family 4-Pack (2 adult and 2 youth tickets) BUY TICKETS
$35 VIP includes Mobile Guide, Souvenir Gift, Private VIP Tour available at 7PM & 8:30PM BUY TICKETS
$45 Season unlimited adult admission BUY TICKETS

Group Sales:

Discounted group rates are available for groups with 15 or more guests.

Adult- $15

Youth- $10

Please contact boxoffice@soldierfield.net for group ticket sales.

Onsite Box Office Hours:

5:30pm-9:30pm

Tickets are good for any night of the current season that the event is open, including the extension. There is no refund due to rain, power outages, and/or other unforeseen conditions. There are no refunds for unused tickets. Please Note: Online and digital ticket holders will still need to wait in admission lines to enter the grounds.

CONTACT

Dragon Lights at Soldier Field

Soldier Field 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive Chicago, IL 60605 312-235-7000 or visit www.SoldierField.net
(888) 484-2698

Sponsor and Media Inquiries
For media inquiries, please contact:
Luca Serra
Director of Sponsorship and Marketing for Soldier Field
LSerra@SoldierField.net
312-235-7149