Lantern wonderland lights up Citi Field
by Sara Krevoy
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Featuring more than 120 lantern displays and illuminated by upwards of 10 million individual lights, the first-ever Hello Panda Festival is now open at Citi Field through January 26.

Spanning 700,000 square feet, Hello Panda is the largest international lantern, food and arts experience in the nation.

Hand-painted creations by world-renowned artisans are organized into six immersive theme parks within the festival: Dream World, Holiday Wonderland, Discovery Zone, Interactive Music Zone, Sports World and Community Interactive Zone.

Highlights include a 60-foot Christmas tree, 98-foot long psychedelic tunnel, life-sized safari animals and an enormous fairytale castle.

The Hello Panda Festival delivers a diverse cultural experience, with live performances, contemporary art exhibits, galleries and nightly music showcasing local and international acts.

Guests will be able to keep warm while completing holiday shopping within a holiday market comprised of six heated tents.

Additionally, visitors will be able to experience paper cutting, sugar painting, embroidery, cotton candy art and more through hands-on activities led by leading instructors.

Santa Claus makes the journey from the North Pole to Queens on select days, and will be available for photos.

On the menu, curated through a partnership with World’s Faire, are authentic cuisines from across the globe and features 60 international food vendors.

Produced by CPAA North America, this year’s festival is set to be the first of an ongoing holiday tradition at Citi Field. For ticket information, visit hellopandafest.com.
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