China Lights 'Panda-mania' is a display of panda-habitat lanterns among the three-foot to three-story exhibits. There will also be interactive exhibits as well as Asian folk-culture performances and Asian and Western dining options.
The lights will return to the Boerner Botanical Gardens Sept. 21-Oct. 21. Online ticket sales will open Aug. 8 at 10:08 a.m. in association with the Chinese lucky number eight.
Last year, visitors from 22 states and the District of Columbia came to the festival.