The Lights Fest & Promo Code

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The Lights Fest Promo code is below!
If you know me, or you have followed this blog, you know I am all about Bucket Lists!  I love finding once-in-a-lifetime adventures to continue adding to my list, and not just adding to my to-do list, but adding it to my DONE list!

From the moment I discovered sky lanterns, and the beauty and emotion they bring, I’ve put it on my list.  I always thought I would have to travel out of the country to go to a Sky Lantern event, but I found an awesome company who makes this possible here in the states!

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The Lights Fest has lots of opportunities around the country, for you to go and experience this, and one just happened to be a couple hours from us.  So, we grabbed our friends and headed out.

We got our tickets through the website, and even paid for parking right on the site too.  The price goes up the closer the date gets, so be sure to grab your ticket asap.

The Event

The actual lantern event didn’t start until 8 pm for us, but check in ended at 6pm, so everyone had to be there by 6 to get your lanterns.  With the purchase of each ticket, you get a marker, mini flashlight, and a lantern for each paying adult.

When we got there, it was drizzling a little, and all I could do was pray for clear weather soon.  I was so excited about the event, that I didn’t even think about bringing a chair, as I thought we would be totally fine sitting on a blanket.  (This SoCal girl is not use to rain!)  So, rain, plus wet ground, makes it not a great idea to sit on a blanket.  Lucky for me, I have a super resourceful boyfriend, and he had a mini tarp in the trunk!  Yay! We laid it out, with blankets on top, and watched some of the entertainment they had for everyone.  A comedy juggling act, and a band kept everyone busy while waiting for nightfall.  There was also a booth selling some food, a bar open, and some people selling some handmade treasures.

They sent up a test lantern, and actually had to do another one because of the wind.  When they gave us the all clear, everyone rushed to the tiki torches to light their lanterns, and music started playing.  We thought we would just make our own fire with a lighter…spoiler alert…not a good idea! It took us a long time to get it going, and we quickly figured out that the tiki torches were the best way.

It was amazing watching hundreds of lanterns flying high in the sky as the music played.  I did have to stop myself from worrying too much about my lantern, and to watch all of the lanterns flying above us.  It was a beautiful scene! Something I think everyone should experience at least once in their lives.

Our First Attempt With A lighter


-Be sure to grab a seat by the tiki torches, as you’ll want to use these to light your lanterns.

-Lighters don’t work the way you would hope.  So again…tiki torches!

-Be sure to enjoy the moment too.  Worrying about getting your lantern up with everyone in the first wave, can make you miss whats going on around you.  There are tons of people there, so there will be lanterns flying up for a while.  Take a moment to enjoy what is going on.

-Check the weather…but just cause it’s drizzling, doesn’t mean the event won’t go on.  Lots of prayers for good weather, and be ready to fly them high!

-Make sure your lantern is pulling from you before you let go…and push it up towards the sky.  I can’t tell you how many lanterns were just falling right away, and running into other people because they weren’t letting them fill all the way up.

Second attempt with Tiki Torches

Check out to see where there is one near you!!

And use Code: ” WTGS5 ” at checkout for $5 Off each ticket!!

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48 thoughts on “The Lights Fest & Promo Code”

    1. Hi Cynthia,

      That is the only code we have, which should work for all of them. If its not working, maybe shoot them an email?

  1. I am so excited. I’m going tomorrow in PA for the NY Light Fest. Hope the weather is nice 😉 Thanks for the code…it worked.

  2. Hi Hi!!! Just tried the code (WTGS5) for the Minneapolis Light Fest. Unfortunately it didn’t work ((

    1. Hi Anita!

      Not sure why it didn’t work. We’ve had lots of people saying it did for them. Maybe try emailing them?
      Sorry about that!

  3. Hi. I just tried to use your code for the Nashville area fest on May 12th and it did not work. Do you have any updated code by chance? I really appreciate your insights and help.

    1. Hi Michael!

      Not sure why it wouldnt have worked. The Lights Fest gave us that code, and should work for all of them. Maybe shoot them an email to see if they can apply it for you?

  4. Thanks for sharing your experience! Its becoming really helpful in me deciding if I want to get tickets. My question is, is the ticket purchase to actually enter the event? Or is it just for the packet with the lantern, etc.? Like could I get one ticket and share my lantern with someone instead of buying two tickets? Or do they check tickets at the entry?

    1. Hi Sofia!

      Looks like your comment got lost, sorry about that. In our experience, they did check us in at a booth and gave us our lanterns…however, they didnt look to see how many of us there were. You might be able to share, but I would definitely check with them first, just in case!

    1. Hi Rebecca!

      Yes, it should. I am hearing that the code is not working right now though, so I have a request in to the Lights Fest and will update it as soon as they get back with me. Stay tuned!

  5. Thank you posting! Helps me to figure out whether or not I want to spend the money. I think my sons will enjoy it:-)

  6. Hi – do you have another code? I’m looking to purchase tickets for the November lights festival in Philly. Thanks! 🙂

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