The Holiday season and lights go hand in hand. Celebrate this holiday season by visiting a light display like nothing you’ve ever seen before: LightUP Fest. One Loudoun is bringing LightUp Fest, an eight-week exhibition that combines the latest lighting technology and artisan crafted lanterns, to Loudoun County beginning November 8.
LightUp Fest will span over 20 acres of land and will feature more than one million lights, making it one of the largest displays on the East Coast. With 77 stunning, differently-themed installations, LightUP Fest is a magical experience you won’t want to miss. This showcase of the world’s variety of heritage, tradition, and culture will run nightly from 5:30-10:30 pm starting November 8, 2018, to January 2, 2019.
The exhibit’s four major themes are Tour of Fantasy, Freedom America, Mysterious East, and Magical World. One of the featured highlights unique to this exhibit is the display of the Capitol Hill Building. All of these displays celebrate a rich cultural heritage with traditional Chinese lanterns and state-of-the-art lighting technology.
What makes this incredible light festival even better is that attendees are also able to partake in entertainment, food, interactive activities and more! The LightUP Fest will feature free daily performances from acrobats, dancers, and musicians, as well as interactive arts and crafts experiences. All age groups are welcome to participate in sugar puppet making, calligraphy, portrait sketching and rice carving, amazing talents you just have to see for yourself. But, if you’re like me, the cuisine plays a big part in the overall experience. Fortunately, LightUP Fest is on the same page – there will be a diverse lineup of food from around the world ready to be enjoyed.
The exhibition concept is designed by Zigong Lantern Festival and Trade Group, which has over 30 years of experience producing displays in more than 300 cities in China and over 30 countries worldwide. The Festival was brought to the United States in 2014, with Atlanta being the first to experience its magical elements. The display has since been exhibited in both Houston and Phoenix.
LightUP Fest will be open daily from Nov. 8, 2018 – Jan. 2, 2019, 5:30-10: 30 pm, at One Loudoun, 44 Freetown Blvd, Ashburn, Va. 20147. There will be FREE parking available for all attendees.
Admission to the event is $29.99 for an adult and $19.99 for kids ages 3 – 12. Children under 3 are FREE. There are also discounted family packages and special rates for students and seniors. The military, police, and firefighters with proper identification are welcome to attend for free every Tuesday. For more information, please visit www.thelightupfest.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.