February 24, 2019
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Event Location

Chapel Hill Downtown

140 W Franklin St Plaza and Carolina Square

Date/Time Information

Sunday, February 24, 2019
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Event Description


LIGHTUP 2019 is an inclusive community celebration of the Chinese New Year and of cultural diversity through sharing a variety of cultural and arts programs. LIGHTUP is inspired by the Chinese tradition of red lanterns, which are lit during Chinese New Year to symbolize good wishes for the year to come. LIGHTUP infuses the symbol of the lantern with creativity and expression. Participants are invited to decorate and then light up their lanterns with LED lights. The evening concludes with the community coming together for a parade of illuminated lanterns, ushering in an exciting New Year. Come LIGHTUP blessing lanterns to share peace and happiness with our community!