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The Dragon Lights Festival is returning to Reno this summer with more than 40 new displays. The festival, which debuted in Reno in 2018, will be at Reno’s Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Gardens within Rancho San Rafael Park for six weeks.

The festival begins July 1 and ends August 12. It will run every evening from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

“We are excited to announce Greater Nevada Credit Union as our title sponsor,” said Huiyuan Liu, event manager of Tianyu Arts & Culture. “They have been a welcome addition to our Festival and the community will experience some unique attributes of their brand when visiting the show.”

“The Magic Returns,” features 42 lantern sculptures, made of steel, fabric and thousands of LED lights.

This year there is a new interactive playground with lantern displays that invites visitors to touch, interact with and even climb on them.

“We are thrilled to be back in Reno this summer with all new lanterns that are sure to delight people of all ages as they meander through the immersive exhibit in the beautiful setting of the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Gardens,” said Liu.

Attendees can enjoy the LED light installations as they walk through magically themed areas that are built using traditional Chinese artisanship. People can visit the Ocean World, with an undersea experience of giant sea life displays, go back in time and visit Prehistoric Dinosaurs and Asian Culture provides visitors with a peek into the ancient traditions of China.

Inside the Arboretum, attendees can also enjoy a Lantern Food Court that offers a wide selection of food and drinks from both local and traveling food vendors.

Tickets for the Festival go on sale June 1 here.

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The Dragon Lights Festival is offering an early bird discount of $5 on general and children’s admission tickets purchased from June 1-14 using the code EARLYDRAGON.

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