This month, China Lights is right here in the Milwaukee area at the beautiful Boerner Botanical Gardens. The Pabst Theater and Marcus Center have been promoting it for weeks so I’ve been excited about it for quite a while, even though I didn’t really know what to expect. Blown away. The exhibit is expansive, filling a large section of the gardens, and it’s so colorful. The event also includes food, drink, live music, and other special happenings such as parades and cultural demonstrations.
China Lights runs through November 6, from 5:30-10:00 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Milwaukee experienced China Lights record-breaking attendance the second weekend it ran here, which is pretty awesome. It also means you should prepare accordingly, particularly if you visit on a weekend. Purchase your tickets and familiarize yourself with the parking options in advance so you can get into the exhibit as quickly as possible. Visit the official China Lights site for more information. On Milwaukee also has a helpful article about the logistics of the event.